Chronicle of the Burgher Guard: The Holland Society of New York

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THE BURGHER GUARD

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(April, 1956)

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Index • • . . . . .

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2. About This Book . •

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3. The Guard, Then and Now • .

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4. Rules and Principles

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Guard Rost er

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6. Biographies of Guard Members 70 Roll of Former Members S.

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About This Book • • Acknowledgments • Algonquin tribe • • A1kmaar, defense of • Alva, Duke of • • • American flag, see Flags Amsterdam, city of • . • • • • • • • Annual Banquet of Society • • • • . • • Beaver, p1aeeme~t of • • • • • • • • conduct of Guard • • • • • • • • • • Guard dress and equipment .••• • Guard acting as hosts •••• • • • handling banner, flags and guidon. • history of • • • • music and public address system • • pipes and cigars • • • timetable and maneuvers ••••• • when Banquet ends ••• • • • • • Annual Guard Dinner • • • • • • . • • Annual Meeting of Society • • • • •• • Guard dress and duties • • • • • • Arms, see Weapons Army, Netherlands Army Artil1e~7, see Weapons Assembling "Chronicle" materials Attention, position of e • • • •

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Badge of the Society • • • • Banquet, see Annual Banquet Barnevelt, John of Olden •• Babavf.an Island •••• Beaver, parade of •• • • • Beggars • League of •• e

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Biographies of Guard Members • • • Blood-Council • • • • • Blue Beaver, see Burgher Guard, flags Branches of the Society • activities 167 • • 12 • meetings Brill, capture of •••••• • • 22 Burgher Guard • in Mother Country deans of guilds •••• 19 •• in Dutch municipalities 19 e. origins of ••••••••• 19 • in New Amsterdam officers, appointment of •• 16 organization of •••• 15 18 •• records concerning •• • within the Society •• annual dinner •••• 166 attendance and duties • • • 37 by-laws of • • • • • • • • • 34 Captains of ••••• • • • 13 2 •• "Chronicle" ••• deceased members • 159

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Burgher Guard • vdthin the Society •• Roster of members 41 .0 ttWhois Whon editions •••• • 1 Burgher Watch . • • • • 15 Burgundy, House of 20 Burley Trophy • competitions • • • • • • • • • . • 167 • sketch of Mr. A. W. Burley • • • • 168 • winners of • • • • • • • • • • 168

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Haarlem, city of • • • • • • • • • • • • Halberd, see Weapons Handbook,-see The Society Hapsburg, House of • • • • • • • • • Holland Society, see The Society "Hollow land" .:-:. Hudson, Henry • • • • • • • • • •

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22 Maestricht, city of • • • • • Manhattan Island, purchase of 14 Manufacturing the I'Chronicle" 3 March regulations 171 20 Mary of Burgundy • • • . • • . 12, 166 Massing of the Colors Matchlock, see Weapons Maurice, see-Frince Maurice :!-1ay, Cornelis. • • • • • • • 14 Maximilian, Archduke • • • • 20 Medalists of the Society 161 Memorial Church Service 12, 165 Mexico, mines of • • • • • • • • • • • • • 20 Minuit, Peter ••••••••••• 14 Mookerheyde, battle of • 22 Motley, John Lothrop. 4, 22, 23

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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1. The "Howll and tlvfuy": Increasing need has been apparent for a Burgher Guard publication which would accomplish several purposes. First--to furnish information about the Society and Guard relationship. Second-to set out in some detail the opportunities and duties of Guard membership. Third--to be a reference manual on Guard formations and activities. Fourth--to include pictures and biographies of the members. Fifth--to be of a type readily brought up to date at intervals without republication. Sixth--to be produced at nominal cost--partlY from Guard funds and partly through membership contributions. Feasibility of the project was long debated, owing to limited time and funds, as well as a geographically dispersed membership. However, in September 1955, the Guard Executive Committee considered a presentation which included cost estimates, proposed book format, and a tentative production schedule. After weighing pros and cons the Committee decided in favor of publishing an edition of 150 copies, provided the Guard membership would aid by furnishing modest donations and editorial materials. In October 1955, at the annual Guard dinner, enthusiastic support was voiced and publication authorized, subject to Trustee approval of raising funds by contribution. Due approval being obtained, the Publication Committee set to work. 2. Format, Title and Paging: Previous editions of the Guard book, then known as WhOiS Who in the Burgher Guard, had appeared in 1939, 1940, 1942 and 1948. Measuring 8~ x 11 inches and containing up to about 50 pages,

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each prior edition was a fixed product designed to set out the biographies of the membership as then constituted. As such, these earlier Guard publications admirably accomplished their objective. The present volume is entitled "Chr-orri c'Le of the Burgher Guard II for several reasons. First, it is intended as the basis for a continuing record of Guard personnel and activities. Second, it expands editorial treatment of the membership by publishing photo and thumbnail sketch of each individual on one page, while continuing the standard biographical feature on another. Third, it contains a historical narrative of the Burgher Guard of New Amsterdam and the earlier civic guards in Holland during the Dutch War of Independence against Spain. Fourth, it describes origins and history of the Guard within the Society. For convenience in handling, a 6 x 9 page size was adopted, with the pages placed within an inexpensive type of looseleaf binder, in which to file later supplements e Because of the prohibitive cost of printing from metal type, this volume is reproduced entirely from tJ~ewritten text. Elite-size type is used in order to conserve space, rather than the pica-size which appeared in earlier editions. The paging within sections of course follows consecutive numerical order; however, the first page of each section is raised to the next higher sequence of numbers so as to allow for later incorporation of new or additional information within the sections.

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Assembly of 1<'faterials: Early in December- 1955, a questionnaire went forward to each Guard member. Designed to adduce up-to-date biographical data, it was later supplemented with a 2-page release. By spelling out the story of a mythical Guardsman, the release illustrated the type of family background information needed and showed the editorial arrangement of the materials The collection process continued over a period of 3 months. By March 1956, photos and data for the entire Guard membership had been obtained. During this period the P~blication Committee met frequently to discuss and dispose of problems as they arose. The editor made use of this time in checking supplementary source material for individual write-ups and in compiling a factual o

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for the narrative portions of the book. In sev~ instances correspondence clarified the information in by the members. In this manner the essentials gathered together and edited for publication,

4. 11anufacturing the Book:

In order to minimize expense, two distinct publication processes have been employed in making this book. Pages on which photography appears are printed from metal plates, whereas text pages are reproduced from multilith stencils. This variation accounts for the somewhat different appearance of the pages. As biographical and other information accumulated, it was typed up in rough and a dummy book constructed in which to enter changes and corrections. Corrected copy was at length transcribed on stencils and run off on multilith equipment. A different method was used for the photo-and-write-up pages. In that case the copy was typed on 6 x 9 size pages, with two vJrite-ups then being taped side by side on illustration board and the photos fastened in place. Twenty-five line-and-halftone plates were made from this copy by the photo-engraver. These went to the printer for use in turning out the pr int.ed pages. Finished pages were then cut to size and perforated along the margin for insertion in the binders. Collating and binding the resultant 25,000 pages from both processes produced the completed work.

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Sources: Accuracy and reasonably thorough coverage of the subject matter has been the editorgs purpose from start to finIsh. To some extent, of course, lack of time or information limited the investigative scope. This is apparent in the historical narrative, and also in the Former Members section as regards se-veral euz-r-. ant addresses which were not ascertained. The narrative seeks to condense a lengthy historical record into very few words, and makes no pretensions to scholarship. The usual bibliography and citation of authorities are thus omitted, although it is hoped that later supplements may cure this defect. Nevertheless, besides the mass of information furnished by Guard mem-

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ber-s , many volumes were consulted. The editor examined nearly all of the Society's Year Books, as well as many genealogical studies and standard reference texts. John Lothrop Motleyi s classic work, flTheRise of the Dutch Republic~" provided essential background information, and much was derived from his "History of the United Netherlands." A major source of material on the Burgher Guard of New Amsterdam was the valuable series of articles written by the late Ottomar H. Van Norden and published in IIDeHalve Maen" for April and July 1936. In the story of weapons used by the New Amsterd&~ Guard, where factual detail could not be found, the narrative is largely based on a consideration of arms in contemporary use.

6. Acknowledgments: The editor is appreciative of the aid of many persons in the preparation of this work. Gratitude is expressed to Dr. Adriaan J. Barnouwof Columbia University, Medalist of the Society and outstanding scholar in Netherlands history. In response to inquiries, Dr. Barnouw gave an able and pru.nstaking com~entary on the 16th century Dutch civic guards that ill~~inated an area in which there is hardly any published information. Mr. Wilfred B. Talman and Mr. Louis Vreeland, Trustees of the Society, kindly read various portions of the manuscript, and their comment proved most helpful. Miss Florence McAleer, Executive Secretary of the Society, and Mr. Rufus Cole Van Aken, Treasurer, likewise examined parts of the work and greatly assisted by suggestions and corrections. In particular, Mr. Van Aken's model instructions to the Guard issued during his Captaincy proved invaluable. Mr. Walter H. Van Hoesen, Trustee and able editor of "De Halve Maen, ff vms most cooperative and several of his articles in the quarterly were indispensable. Mr. Irwin L. Tappen, Secretary of the Society, gave assistance which is appreCiated, as did Mr. Thomas M. Van der Veer, Trustee and former Guard Captain. Mr. George B. Wendell, Captain of the Guard in 1936-37, provided information about the donor of the Burley Trophy that has been incorporated in the "Ohrond.c.Le , If as are the names of

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Trophy competition winners furnished by Mr. Cornelius Ackerson. The Guard Publication Committee, comprised of Messrs. Frederick W. Bogert and Robert L. Smock, gave unstintingly of their time and effort in furthering the work, while the Guard Executive Committee was at all times a tower of strength. To the entire Guard, the editor's cordial thanks are expressed for most excellent cooperation and aid in providing materials and funds that made the book possible. Richard H. Amerman, Editor April 1956 New York City

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Role of the Guard: For more than 20 years the Burgher Guard has played an important part in promoting the aims and purposes of the Society. Originally formed in 1935 as an enlarged color guard to attract younger members through added opportunities for social rela.tionships, it has accomplished that objective and in addition has taken over much of the work incident to carrying on Society activities. Historically, the Guard's prototype in Manhattan was the Burgher Guard of New Amsterdam organized by Director Peter Stuyvesant in 1652. Before that, in the Mother Country, citizen soldiers of the municipal Burgher Guards 1I<Irote a saga of valor in the Dutch War of Independence against Spain. This section will review the Guard, (a) within the Society from 1935 to date, (b) in New Amsterdam 1652-1664, and (c) earlier, in the Netherlands. 1.

2. The Guard and the Society: Sponsored by the late OttomarH. Van Norden, long a Trustee and President in 1943-44, the idea of forming a Guard adjunct to the Society came before the Trustees in 1935. A Burgher Guard Committee was formed, with Mr. Van Norden as chairman, to canvass opinion .rithin the Society and to perform historical researches into Guard origins. The resultant study, entitled "Suggestions on the Organization of a Guard, 1I was presented to the Trustees late that year and discussed at length. The Trustees! decision to aut.horize formation of the Guard is recorded in the winutes of their meeting of December 13, 1935. Soon afterward a set of by-laws was drawn up providing for a considerable degree of Guard autonomy within the Society. These articles of Guard government have stood the test

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"-of experience, and remain substantially unchanged to this day. For text of the Burgher Guard By Laws, see section on "Rules and Principles," page 31 ff.

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Guard Hembershi;e: With a membership limited to 50, the unit takes its name from the historic Dutch munic~ ipal Burgher Guard, of which Stuyvesant's Guard is the exemplar in American history. Its affairs are managed by an appointive Captain and by officers elected from its own members. It is a requirement of membership that an applicant must be in good standing on the rolls of the Society, and it is not unusu.a.L to have a v!aiting list for admission. Due to the continued quality of its membership over the years, the Guard enjoys an excellent reputation within and without the Society for the high caliber of its services.

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5. guard Activities During the Year:

An excellent idea of the part taken by the Guard is gained by list= ing the events for which it assembles as a unit during the year. Beginning ,qith the Annual Meeting in April, these include the Memorial Church Service, Massing of the Colors, Annual Guard Dinner, and Annual Banquet. The Guard represents the Society on other occasions" In addition, its members widely attend Branch meetings "'-

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and outings. For a fuller discussion of Guard activities) see section on II Guard Formations, n page 161 ff

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6. Insignia of the Society and Guard: At assemblies when the Guard is on duty as a unit, each Guardsman wears the fourragere or "citation cord" looped over the left shoulder. It consists of a single cord, braided and knotted, of traditional Dutch colors, terminated at the free end 1"fitha metal ferret. The Captain IS cord is orange, the elective officers! blue, and that of Guardsmen orange-and-blue. At all gatherings, regardless of whether the Guard is on duty, Guard members should wear one of the Societyis various types of insignia. These include the official badget, lapel button, or rosette; they are obtainable at or through the 90 West Street office. The ceremonial badge, adopted by the Society on March 30, lBB7, is a facsimile of the famous "Beggars Medal." It symbolizes the lowly livery Dutch leaders adopted upon beginning their successful struggle to liberate the Netherlands from Spanish oppression in the 16th century. 7. Captains of the Guard ~ Responsible for maintaining high standards of Guard performance and esprit de corps, the Captain is an appointive officer selected by the President of the Society. Successive Captains have enjoyed solid support from the Trustees, the elective Guar~ officers, and Guardsmen, as well as from the Society1s membership at large. From 1935 to date, the Burgher Guard Captains have been as follows: Name George Blunt

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8. NEW A..'1:STERDAM; Early Days of COlon;y:: New Netherland's military history was coextensive with its occupation by Dutch settlers. Purchase from the Indians of Manhattan Island by Peter Minuit for 60 guilders worth of trinkets in 1626 followed after early voyages of discovery and exploration (Henry Hudson 1609, Adrian Block and Cornelis May 1614) and actual founding of a fur-trading post here as early as 1613. On this island, set in its great harbor, grew up the town of New Amsterdam, center of the chartered sovereign Dutch West India Company's trade in North America. To protect the colony, strategically located palisade forts, some mounting cannon, rose at Manhattan (Fort Amsterdam), Albany (Fort Orange), Hartford (Fort Good Hope), and on the Delaware east bank opposite what is now Philadelphia (Fort Nassau). Although uniforml.vpaid for land in various treaties, the Indians had little concept of property ownership. With encroachment on age-old hunting grounds, or ill treatment, the red men were likely to take the war path. Company soldiers, traders and settlers had to go armed and stand ready for any eventuality.

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9. New Amsterdam; Kieft's War: Following the peaceful tenure of Peter Minuit and Wouter Van Twiller, the administration during 1638 to 1647 of Director William Kieft was marred by disastrous Indian war. At the same time Swedish settlers took over South Jersey lands along the Delaware and built Fort Christina in defiance of the Dutch. In 1641 Kieft, narrow and dictatorial, reversed the policy of friendly relations his predecessors had cultivated with the Indians. Over Council protest he ordered a lvar of extermination, and massacres of unsuspecting natives ensued at Corlear's Hook and Pavonia (now Jersey City). Retaliation was swift. Eleven Algonquin tribes took up the hatchet, slaughtered farm families, and reduced hamlets and homesteads to smoking ruin. Only the fortifications and small garrison of disciplined soldiers saved the province - 14 -


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from being wiped out. Later, L~March 1644, Dutch troops commanded by the Englisp~an John Underhill virtually destroyed the Indian power. "-

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10. New Amsterdam; Stuyvesant Forms the Guard: Successor to Kieft in 1647, Director Peter Stuyvesant found the military defenses of New Amsterdrun in ruinous condition. Danger from the Indians had been temporarily averted, but Swedish encroachments continued and relations with England worsened. The Dutch and English nations, allies against Spain since Elizabeth's time, now became keen rivals for trade wealth. Commercial rivalry led to 3 wars in 20 years (1652, 1664 and 1672), with the colony eventually becoming an English province. The attitude of English colonists became menacing. Even Stuyvesant's treaty of Hartford in 1650, by which the Dut~h surrendered virtually all claims in New England, failed to remove the threat of invasion. As a result, Stuyvesant strengthened Fort Amsterdam, built a 12-foot palisade wall across Manhattan Island (Wall Street), and organized the Burgher Guard. 11. New Amsterdam; Guard Strength and Activity: Stuyvesant, one-legged veteran of long military service, had found in New Amsterdam a Burgher Watch performing police and fire duties. Using this unit as a base, he began in 1652 to organize a Guard modelled on municipal Burgher Guards in t~3 Mother Country By July 15, 1653 two Burgher Guard companies were formed, each having 3 officers, 12 NCO's, 16 cadets and 55 privates. Thus the whole Guard comprised about ISO men, or over 10% of the 1200 white population. Each Guard company had a flag, one blue and one or~nge, emblazoned with the beaver talisman from the official seal of city and province. Stuyvesant, then 60 years old, furnished the Guard with anus and equipment. A rigid diSCiplinarian, he took command and by constant drill developed unit proficiency. The Guard was appreciabLy self0

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governing; when need arose for new officers, the "Burghers' Court Martiall1 proposed a double list of candidates in traditional Dutch fashion, and from this Stuyvesant made appointments. The New England threat receded, for the time being, when Stuyvesant's preparedness became apparent. Thus in 1655 he resolved to re-assert Dutch sovereignty over Delaware lands 'ihich Sweden had seized in Kieft's time. Stuyvesant's amphibious force, of which the Guard was a part, overawed New Sweden into surrender in little over a month. While the expedition was away, hundreds of Indian warriors attacked New A~sterdam and nearby villages to avenge a brutal murder. The few defenders drove them off in night combat but sustained heavy losses in men and property. Return of the forces restored a tranquillity which continued until 1664, as mounting English colonization far outstripped that of the Dutch. By 1660 England's colonies on the Eastern seaboard had an estimated 80,000 population, as contrasted with 10,000 in New Netherland.

12. New Amsterdam; the English Take Over: In August 1664 an invading English fleet under Colonel Richard Nicolls, of 4 warships with 120 guns and over 1000 troops, entered the Lower Bay and called on stuyvesant to surrender. It was a total surprise; the 2 nations were nominally at peace, and Stuyvesant had only a few days' notice. The aged Director, with only 20 guns, inadequate munitions and no more than 400 men capable of bearing arms, at length accepted the inevitable and hauled down the flag. The Guard was not called out then, or in 1673, when the Dutch recaptured New York. After the re-conquest, Dutch rule continued under Governor Anthony Colve until by the Treaty of Westminster, in 1674, the States relinquished the region forever to Great Britain. By one of history's ironies, a Dutch colony thus became English only in turn to be ruled by an English king who was Dutch. This happened in 1689 ~fuenWilliam, Prince of Orange (great-grandson of William the Silent), and his wife Mary (daughter of James II), - 16 -


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16. ~{OTHER COUNTRY; Origins of Burgher Guard: In the farthest northwestern corner of Europets great plain, that men once called the Hnether landll (Netherlands) or "hollow landtl (Holland), lies the nation of our ancestors. This area, with a small triangle of heartland known as the tlBatavian Island" standing between two branches of the Rhine, was the scene of a mighty struggle which began in the latter 16th century. Known in history as the Dutch War for Independence, the conflict witnessed the rising of a people in arms to cast off the tyranny of Hapsburg Spain, then the most power-ful nation on earth, in the first popular revolt of modern times to vindicate men's liberties against the principle of absolute kingship. Qualities of patience, fortitude and zeal in the Dutch David, with the sagacious leadership of William the Silent, John of Olden Barnevelt and others, combined to humble the Goliath empire of Philip II. The SO-year contest also saw in the Dutch Republic the emergence of a world power vdth rich possessions in many parts of the globe, including New Netherland on the North American continent. In this immense accomplishment, the citizen soldiers of Dutch municipalities proved their worth in many desperate sieges and other encounters. For years these "burgher guardll units and other forces, on land and sea, fought Philip's veterans to a standstill until at last the Spanish monarchy acknowledged defeat.

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17. }'1otherCountrYJ the Dutch Municipalit~~s; Dutch instinct for commerce and maritime trade had created a flourishing burgher class long before. By the 15th century, mercantile centers had become great cities, among them Amsterdam, Leyden, Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague. Hand in hand went a rising demand for greater voice in government. These demands were largely of tlburgherllorigin, that is, from persons who were merchants or tradesmen. Those holding the burgher recht by reason of their standing in the community were mostly guildsmen; and each guild, presided over by its "dekken,11 or dean, was organized as a military unit to fight under

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its own standard in tL~es of emergency. Becoming centers of wealth, influence and considerable military strength, the guilds pressed for greater freedom. By unflagging effort, the burgher class gradually acquired political privileges from the sovereign, among them such practical holds on local government as elective city mayors, councilmen and magistrates. The charters thus obtained were visible evidence of growing strength. Progressively eroding the still-accepted monarchical principle, these liberties continued to be jealously guarded even after the Low Countries (including what is now the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg) became in 1477 the absolute property of the House of Hapsburg. When the contest began, in 1566, Dutch cities were in fact though not in theory prosperous little republics, loosely federated in the States. The northern provinces had common language and customs, and a citizenry widely though far from universally attached to the reformed doctrine wh i.ch in Luther's and Calvin1s time swept Northern Europe.

18. Mother Country; Background of Revolt:

During medieval times native Dutch ruling houses died out for want of male issue. Control of the Netherlands thus passed by marriage of daughters to foreign potentates. By this means Burgundian dukes became sovereign. When that dynasty failed stnilarly, the marriage in 1477 of Mary, heiress of Burgundy, to Archduke Maximilian united her domains to the House of Hapsburg. Their son Philip married Joanna, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. That union produced Charles V (1500-1558), soldier and autocrat, whose exactions from the Low Countries, annually far exceeding the wealth produced each year from mines in Mexieo and Peru, helped finance his interminable wars. Under Charles' son, Spanish-born Philip II (1527 -1598), the seven northern provinces were to win independence. Early in Philip's reign, Dutch discontent over his absentee rule and repeatedly broken pledges became manifest and grew steadily. However, it flamed into open rebellion only after the murderous Spanish inquisition ',---

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Dutch cities were lost, among them Haarlem, Zutphen , Naarden, Maestricht, and their inhabitants massacred. Battles at Mookerheyde and Gemblours ended in defeat. The southern provinces were to fall away. 21. Mother Country; Tide of War Turns: However, the indomitable surge wh Lch in 1566 began with the "League of the Beggarsfl was not to be denied. In capturing Brill in 1572 the "Beggars of the Sea" won for the patriot cause a strategic bridgehead which Philip's forces could never reduce. On sea the hardy Dutch proved their mastery. Little by little the tide turned. Burgher defenders of Leyden and Alkmaar repelled all assaults. With the union of Utrecht in 1579 the seven provinces (Holland, Zeeland, Gelderland, Utrecht, Groningen, Overijssel and Friesland) coalesced in political federation, and two years later declared their independence. Thus formed, the Dutch Republic survived the assassination of William in 1584 and went for\vardto victory. Under Barnevelt and Prince Maurice the nation won de facto recognition as a sovereign power by 1600. The states General, from a loose aggregate of city and provincial councils, thus came to direct the destinies of a new and vigorous commonwealth, although it was not until 1648 that Spain acknowledged Dutch independence. 22. Mother Country; Dutch Navy Uniformly Victorious: During the long war, regular Dutch forces in the field and burgher guard unz.t.s in city defense established fighting traditions later evident in New Netherland. So, too, did the matchless Dutch navy of that time. Beginning with the Sea Beggars' heroic exploits, Dutch naval power and merchant shipping gained preeminent place in Europe. It became common knowledge that a Dutch warship could not be compelled to surrender, no matter what the odds. By 1600, Dutch naval commanders began to win rich possessions from Spain and Portugal in the Far East. By then, as Motley points out, the States could co~nission 2000 naval vessels at will and send fleets anywhere in the world. Dutch navigators and sea fighters were among the best. - 22 -


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23. Mother Country; }faurice's Army Crushes Spain: On land Prince Maurice became world-famous as military organizer and engineer. His infantry tactical unit was the company, of about 120 men commanded by a captain, lieutenant, ensign and NCO's. Company weapons included matchlock and pole-arms besides the rapier and dagger. Regiments were created by grouping 6 to 20 companies according to the tactical situation; the armyt s strength, however , was reckoned in companies. Maurice introduced the cadenced step, doubled infantry firepower, and in siege operations made pick and shovel part of the infantryman's duty. The cavalry was organized into l20-man squadrons, with carbines gradually displacing the lance as the principal weapon. Artillerymen were municipal guild craftsmen, not part of the regular field forces. Bronze cannon, some weighing 4 tons, fired missiles up to 48 pounds weight at an SO per hour rate. During sieges, mortars were used which hurled grenades, hot shot and stones about 600 yards. The Dutch field army of that day had about 20,000 infantry and 2000 caval~J besides artillery and quartermaster services. Maurice insisted on strict training and discipline, and paid his troops promptly and well. Thus organized, the states' army liberated city after city and overwhelmed Spanish forces in the decisive battle of Nieuport in 1600. 24. Mother Country; Burgher Guards Relied Upon: However successful the operations of regular army and navy, both Maurice and the States continued to place reliance on citizen soldier and sailor. Besides providing through heavy taxes the money needed to carry the long war to victorious conclusion, burghers were trained to arms. For years they had to be ready to sail against the enemy or to defend their cities at a moment's notice. In the struggle against Spain, Motley estimates that 1 of 3 of the entire male population bore arms on active or reserve duty. There can be no doubt but that the Burgher Guards did their part. LThe next page after this is 317 - 23 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NE'rJ' YORK

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1. Handbook, Uses: That invaluable guide for the member, the periodically published Handbook (or Directory: of the Society, contains text of the Constitution and By Laws of the Society. These are up to date in all respects and need no duplication. However, the Society's aL~S and purposes can hardly be sufficiently stressed. Hence, to include them here is not out of place. 2. Object of the Society: The'Constitution provides the following six-fold objective (Const., Article II)-'~

FIRST: To collect and preserve information respecting the early history and settlement of the City and State of New York by the Dutch, and to discover, collect, and preserve all still existing documents, etc., relating to their genealogy and history. SECOND: To perpetuate the memory and foster and promote the principles and virtues of the Dutch ancestors of its members. THIRD: To gather by degrees a library for the use of the Society, composed of all obtainable books, monographs, p&~ph1ets, manuscripts, etc., relating to the Dutch in America.

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FIFTH: To cause to be prepared and published when the requisite materials have been discovered and procured, collections for a memorial history of the Dutch in Amer Lca , wher-el.n shall be particularly set forth the part belonging to that element in the growth and development of .\.'llerican character, in-stitutions, and progress. SIXTH: To contribute to the support of religious, literary, educational, moral, philanthropic and artistic organizations which have their origin in the country of our Dutch ancestors, provided such organizations are exempt from Federal Income; Estate and Gift taxes.

3. HembershiP. in the Society:

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Frequently Guard members are asked questions on eligibility for membership in the Society. Thus the Constitutional provision in this regard is likewise set out in text, as follows (Const., Article 111)-SECTION 1. No one shall be eligible to membership unless at the time of election he is eighteen years of age, of respectable standing in society, of good mora I character, and the descendant in the direct male line of a Dutchman who was a native or resident of New York or of the American Colonies prior to the year 1675. This shall include those of other former nationalities who found in Holland a refuge or a home, and whose descendants in the male line came to this country as Dutch settlers, speaking Thltch as their native tongue. This shall also include descendants in the male line of Dutch settlers who were born within the limits of Dutch settlements, and the descendants of persons who possessed the right of Dutch citizenship 'ltr.i.thin Dutch settlements in AmeriCa., prior to the year 1675; also of any descendants in the direct male line of a Dutch.'llan,one of whose descendants became a member of this Society prior to June 16, 1886.

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By Laws Provide for Guard: On matters not determined in the Society's Constitution, the Trustees are empowered to rule (Const., Article V, Section 7). The Burgher Guard thus originated in a By Law approved by the Trustees. Text of the By Law provision reads as follows (By Laws of the Society, IS. Burgher Guard)-The Trustees may permit the organizing within the Society of an auxiliary association made up entirely of members of the Society, to be known as the Burgher Guard. The purpose of this organization shall be to perpetuate the memory of the original Burgher Guard of New Amsterdam, and to form a closely knit and efficient organization of active and interested younger members of the Society to further the aims of the Society, and t.o assist at all functions of the Society, and all functions at which the SOCiety is represented.

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The Guard shall be commanded by a member of the Society designated for that duty by the President, to be known as the Captain of the Burgher Guard, but the Guard shall have power to elect from its membership such other officers as it may wish, and to formulate a set of By Laws for its government; which ByLaws must be approved by the Trustees to become effective. The Trustees may, in the Annual Budget, or by special appropriation, provide such funds as they think proper for the purposes of the Guard.

5. Burgher Guard By Laws: Its existence thus authorized, the Guard adopted a set of rules for its government. These rules, or By Laws, spell out membership eligibility, duties of officers and Guardsmen, Guard meetings, etc. Text of the By Laws does not appear in any of the SOCiety's general publications. Therefore, the language is set out in full herein, inclusive of amendments to date.

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Whenever any member of the Burgher Guard be a member in good standing of The HollNew York, he shall ipso facto cease to the Burgher Guard.

Section 3. No person shall become a member of the Burgher Guard after he shall have attained the age of fifty (50) years, but this section shall not be deemed to disqualify any person ~mo shall have become a member prior to attaining that age nor prior to the adoption of these By Laws. Section 4. Membership in the Burgher Guard shall be li~ited to fifty (50) members. Section 5. All applications for membership sha.ll be in writing signed by at least one proposing and one seconding member of the Burgher Guard. Such app',,---

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lications shall state the name, address, age, business and such other information relating to the applicant as the Executive Committee may require.

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All applications for membership in the Burgher Guard shall be delivered to the Adjutant and shall be investigated and considered by the Executive Com~ittee. No applicant shall be admitted unless ~is application shall be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Con~ittee. ARTICLE III. Dues. Section 1. The members of the Burgher Guard shall not be required to pay any dues for membership in the Guard. ARTICLE IV. Membership ].-feetings.Section 1. Meetings of the membership shall be at such place in the City of NeVi York, or eLsewh er-e , as may be designated by the Captain or the Adjutant.

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All members shall be entitled to vote at meetings of the membership. Any member not personally present may vote by proxy at any meeting of the membership. Section 2. The annual meeting of the Burgher Guard shall be held during the first half of the month of October in each year at such t~ne as may be designated by the Executive Committee. Section 3. Special meetings of the members may also be called by the Captain and special meetings shall be called by the Adjutant upon the written application of five (5) or more members duly signed by them and delivered to the Adjutant. Written notice of any special meeting, stating specifically the objects thereof and the business to be transacted thereat, shall be sent to the membership by the Captain or the Adjutant at least seven (7) days before the date of such special meeting.

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ARTICLE V. Officers and Directors. Section 1. The officers of the Burgher Guard shall consist of a Captain appointed by the President of the Holland Society, and elective officers, as follows: four Lieutenants of equal rank; four Quarter l1aster Sergeants of equal rank; and an Adjutant. The officers shall wear distinguishing insignia when appearing in their official capacities. Section 2. The Captain appointed by the President of The Holland Society of New York shall take office at the next ensuing annual meeting of the Burgher Guard, unless otherwise specified by the President. Each elective officer shall be elected at the annual meeting for a term of one year or until the election and qualification of his successor.

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It shall be the duty of the Quarter Master Sergeants to see that the National Colors and the various flags, emblems and other insignia of the Guard and the Holland Society are available at any function at which the Guard or the Society is present or represented. It shall be the duty of the Adjutant to keep the minute book, the roll book, the accounts and other records of the Burgher Guard. He shall make such reports as may be required.

It shall be the duty of the Burgher Guard, as a whole, to be present at meetings of the Holland Society and to assist the officers and trustees of said Society in acting as hosts, welcoming other SOCiety members and generally helping to enliven these occasions by their presence. It shall also be their duty to carry the National Colors and the flags, emblems and other insignia of the Society and the Burgher ',,---- Guard and to take part in other ceremonies planned for the edification of the Holland Society members and at other functions Where the Society is represented. The activities of the Burgher Guard shall be confined within such limits as the officers or Trustees of the Holland Society may from time to time prescribe.

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ARTICLE X. Amendment of By Laws. Section 1. These By Laws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at any regular or special meeting of the Burgher Guard, provided that the notice of the meeting shall set forth the proposed a~endment or amendments to be voted on at such meeting. Notice of any such meet:ing shall be given at least one week before the date of such meeting. Such amendment-s before beconring effective must be approved by the Trustees of the Holland Society.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND sac IETY OF NEW YORK

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Richard Hen~ Amerman • • • Bruce Saxton Cornell • • • • Dr. Frank Barnes Vanderbeek William Parks Van Nostrand • Kendrick Van Pelt, Jr •• Dr. George Joseph Deyo • • • Edward Grinnell Bergen • • • Regis Zabriskie Bogert • • • Montagnie Van Norden • • • • Douglas Mackenzie Van Riper. Thomas Morris Van der Veer • 0

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Cornelius Ackerson Edward Adolphus Benson, Jr. Gilbert Ditmis Bogart, Jr. Frederick Wessells Bogert Daniels Carter Brasted Remsen Brinckerhoff Philip Vroom Cole Dr. Robert Wheeler De Groat Chauncey Mitchell Depew George Conover Hance Frederick Lewis Hyer Paul Rogers Jansen William Adriance Poillon James Eby Quackenbush Joseph Hen17 Quackenbush, Jr. Robert Donald Quackenbush Robert Lawrence Smock Rufus Cole Van Aken John Henry Vanderveer

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Dr. Paul Beery Van Dyke Earl Moore Van Horn II Vincent Van Inwegen James Talcott Van Norden Norman wyckoff Van Nostrand, Jr. Edgar Lyle Van Nuis Charles Adams Van Patten Harold Russell Van Siclen John Wyckoff Van Siclen Adrian Van Sinderen, Jr. Robert Van Winkle Theodore Lloyd Van Winkle Thomas Sherwood Van Winkle William Alfred Winant III Burson Vlynkoop David Zabriskie Frederick Nathaniel Zabriskie Stewart Abram Zabriskie

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Connie, who also answers to the nickname Neil, dates his ancestry back to earliest pioneer days on both sides of the family. Early Ackersons settled on farms in New York state, thence spreading to Bergen and Honmouth Counties in New Jersey. Connie1s Hother descends from Asa Foster, captain in the French & Indian vvar and Colonel in the Revolutionary War. '\tJhile one or more farms have always been owned by the f'ami.Ly , Connie I s father studied law and climaxed an outstanding legal career on the New Jersey Supreme Court, besides being President of the Society in 1933-35. Connie, with the independence of youth, disdained torts and mandamuses, and turned a mechanical bent toward an engineering career. His background, however, asserted itself in his love for year-round gardening. This in turn brought out a literary talent perhaps traceable to Daniel vJebster, related on his maternal side. Connie's tL'Ileis now devoted to his engineering duties, his horticultural literary avocation, Holland Society affairs, and his family, whose son proudly bears his grandfather's name.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK ACKERSON, Cornelius: ''--,

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Keyport Reformed Church (Elder; Deacon Horticultural research.

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Dick is ~he second Richard Amerman in the Society, the' f'Lr st. being elected in 1893. Many members have borne the surname, first brought here from kmsterdam in Holland by Dirck Janse Amerrnan in 1650. Dirck settled in Brooklyn I s Flatlands section. The family later removed to New ,Jersey, and settled in l'ionmouthand Somerset Counties. As a New York lawy-er, Dick follows parental pattern. His Mother took honors in NYU I S Homens Law Class and his Dad practiced law in New York 35 years. He has over 10 years Army service on active and reserve duty, and qualified expert with the revolver. Earlier he spent school vacations aboard ship and as a sailor visited Europe and South America. History, his' co'LLege maj or, remains a strong interest. Dick enjoys the theater and as an amateur has played many parts, his favorite being Sheridan vJhiteside in The Man VJho Came to Dinner. His ifife, Helen, descendant of the illustrious Adorrir-am Judson, comes from Brookline, Hass. They have 3 sons.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK AMERMAN, Ri chard H.: Lawyer; b. New York, N. Y., September 12, 1907; s. Henry Amerman and Katherine Young; ed. Poly Prep and Manual Training High School, Brooklyn, grad. 1926; Middlebury (Vermont) College, A.B. 1931 (member Chi Psi editor college newspaper and class yearbook, junior and senior honor societies, vice-pres. Undergraduate Assn., co~nencement honors in history); New York Law School, LL.B. 1941 (member Phi Delta Phi, Dean's List, Corpus Juris Secundum Prize, Law Review contributor). M. Helen Judson Adams on April 14, 1945 at Brookline, Mass.; ch , Vernon Judson Amerman born Hay 2, 194$ at Brooklyn, N. Y., Stephen Voorhees Amerman born September 29, 1950 at Passaic, N. J. ,and Roger Young Amerman born October 2,1953 at Passaic, N. J. Service in armed forces: Agent, Counter Intelligence Corps, Army of U.S., December 19, 1942 to October 11, 1945; Captain, Military Intelligence Reserve; Admitted to practice: New York State Bar 1942, United States Customs Court 1942, Treasury Dept. 1943, Board of Immigration and Naturalization Appeals 1945. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1940 (Banquets of 1944 and 1945; Com~ittee on Taxation 1947; Medal Award Committee 1942; Bergen County Branch, vice-pres. 1951-52, pres. 1952--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1940, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1941-44, Lieutenant 1944-51, Captain 1954--; Burley Trophy winner 1953; Editor De Halve Maen 194041; Editor Burgher Guard Who's liho 4th edition 1948 and "Chronicle" 1956); American Bar Assn; New York State Bar Assn; New York County Lawyers Assn; Assn. of the U.S. Army; Reserve Officers Assn; American Legion; Netherland-America Foundation; St. Bartholomew Community House Club; Friends of the Library Assn. of Rutherford; Bergen County Historical Society; Poly Prep Alumni As sn • Publications: Dutch Influences in Early New Jersey History, 1950; Education in Dutch Colonial America, 1952; Law and Jurisprudence in New Netherland, 195.3; The Ladies of New Netherland, 1954; various papers and lectures on historical, legal and military subjects. Church: First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford. ~: 90 Donaldson Avenue, Rutherford, N. J., telephone GEneva $-1204; office: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 70 Fifth Avenue, New York 11, N. Y., telephone ORegon 5-2000.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Edward A. Benson, Jr.

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A "good Dutchman, If Ned relates back to Dirck Bensingh (or Bensen) who came to NeH Netherland from Gronjngen, Holland in l64g. Ned's Dad, certified public accountant, has been for many years a member of the Society, as Has his late uncle, Philip A. Benson, formerly president of the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn. Born in Brooklyn's NeH Utrecht section, Ned is now a New Jersey bank examiner. During I:M II he was an infantry officer in the Aleutian campaign and in France. Before that, at Rutgers, he attained the presidency of Scarlet Key, junior honor society, and was chapter president of DKE, besides taking part in many student activities. He attended the graduate school of business administration at NYU. Ned is active in the Burgher Guard and Union County Branch, and has served as SAR Color Guard Captain. A participant in community life, he has his OHn real estate investing company, and possesses a fine collection of st~~ps and coins, in addition pursuing in spare moments an interest in American archaeology.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK BENSON, Edward Adolphus, Jr.: '~-

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New Jersey State Bank Examiner; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., March 30, 1917; s. Edward Adolpnus Benson and Lillie Smith; ed. Westfield (N.J.) High School, grad. 1934 (schoo1Jmagazine business manager, school newspaper circulation manager, debating team, Archaeological Society, Collectors Club, president Political Activities Club); Rutgers University, B.A. 1939 (member and president of D.elta Kappa Epsilon, frosh lacrosse team, Soph Hop Committee, Freshman Haadbook Business Manager, president Scarlet Key); New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration. Ch., of prior marriage, Edward Adolphus Benson III~orn April 26, 1945 at Plainfield, N. J., and Richard Annan Benson born February 10, 1952 at East Orange, N. J.

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Service in armed forces: Second Lieutenant, Army of U.S., July 3, 1941 to January 10, 1946 (served with 7lst Infantry in Zone of Interior, with l3Bth and 4th Infantry in Aleutian Islands April 1942 to October 1943 , with 156th Infantry in France and 103d Port Marine Maintenance Company in France 1944-45; awarded Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Battle Star, European Campaign Medal with 1 Battle Star, American Defense Medal, Victory Medal). Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1951 (Union County Branch, Secretary-Treasurer 1956--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1952, Burgher Guard Quartennaster Sergeant 1954-55); Sons of American Revolution, New Jersey Society (West Fields Chapter, Captain of Color Guard); yls Mens Club of Westfield; American Legion (Clark-Hyslip Post No, 3); Archaeological Society of New Jersey. Church:

Presbyterian Church of Westfield.

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Home: 403 Prospect Street, Westfield, N. J., telephone i~stfie1d 2-7334; Office: Department of Banking & Insurance, State of New Jersey, Trenton 7, N. J., telephone EXport 2-2131.

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II Ned II is descended from Norseman Hans Hansen Bergen "Who came to this country in 1633. In 1639 Hans--carpenter, farmer and river captain-married Sarah Rapelje, daughter of Georges de Rapalie and Catalina Trico, Huguenot emigrants prior to 1623, the year Sarah became the first white girl born in New Netherland. The family has a distinguished place in Kings County annals, and includes two Presidents of the Society-Tunis G. Bergen in 1899, and Ned's genial Dad, Frederick I. Bergen in 1950-52.

Now a New York mortgage broker, Ned in 1953 returned to his ancestral city after long sojourn in California. During WId II he served with 13th Armored Division and on Special Services and Ifiliduty. Before that he played first-rate ice hockey in prep school and with the Union frosh. He is widely traveled, having visited Holland among 10 countries in Europe, as well as the Caribbean area. His recent transcontinental journeys have little excitement equalling the auto trip he made with his Dad in '25 covering virtually every state in.the Union.

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Dutch Reformed. Travel, golf, sw~ing.

Home: 205-02 34th Avenue, Bayside, N. Y., telephone BAyside 9-2901; office: J. I. Kislak Mortgage Co., 2900 Hudson Boulevard, Jersey City, N. J., telephone SWarthmore 5-2900 or New York office telephone WOrth 4-7356. '--

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Gil and his Dad, descendants of the Cornelis Jansen Bogaert who emigrated from Holland and settled in Brooklyn in 1654, both joined the Society in 1955. Many in the family have been members of the Society and Burgher Guard. In common with other Guardsmen, Gil is engaged in the real estate and insurance business. \'lhileat Williams, where he majored in history, he enjoyed 4 years Outing Club activity on camping, hiking and skiing trips on and near Ht. Greylock, coming to know every foot of 35 miles of trails near the crunpus. Staff member on the college newspaper, he was active in college radio station work and also was on the swimming squad. Afterward, in earning his Army OCS cOl1hllission,Gil graduated high in his class and qualified expert in small arms. His wife, the former Hiss Susanne Eustis of South Orange, is actively interested in Skidmore alumnae affairs and the D.A.R.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK BOG~~T, Gilbert Ditmis~ Jr.: '-----

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Real estate and insurance; b. Passaic, N. J., June 26, 1929; s. Gilbert DitmIs Bogart and Mildred sturges; ed. New Hampton School, New Hampton, N. H., grad. 1945; ~villiams College, B.A. 1949 (member Theta Delta Chi; Outing Club, swimming team, college radio stationWMS, staff member Williams Record) . M. Susanne Eustis on January 29, 1955 at South Orange, N. J. Service in armed forces: First Lieutenant, Armor, Army of U.S., November 1950 to May 1953 (graduate, The Armored Cavalry School, Fort Riley, Kansas, November 1951; graduated in top fifth of class and qualified expert with rifle, carbine, pistol and submachinegun; served with Third Armored Cavalry Regiment in Zone of Interior). 1st Lt, U.S. Army Reserve (inactive).

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Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1955 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1956); Passaic Junior Chamber of Commerce; John Street Club of New York. Church: Hobbies:

St. John's Episcopal Church of Passaic. Tennis, golf, swimming.

Home: 525 Beileville Avenue, Glen Ridge, N. J.; offICe: Vice President, Hughes & Bogart, Inc., 667 Main Avenue, Passaic, N. J., telephone PRescott 7-Sg00.

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Fred is another of the IlJersey Dutch" descended from Cornelis Jansen Bogaert of Hid1vout (nm'! Brooklyn) • Through his Hother! s line J he also has Brinkerhoff, Romeyn and Zabriskie family connections. A complete recital of his genealogy would include Demarests, Duryeas, Doremuses, Hoppers and Van Sauns. He stuck to family traditions by marrying Jane Zabriskie, a Skidmore graduate and sister of Guardsman Fred Zabriskie. Fredls early love v~s horses. About the only equine activity he missed was ploughing. Drafted into the infantry in 1;[,,)" II, he finally got into the cavalry, only to find hinself in the mechanized cavalry. A quick switch by Army sent hjlllto the ETO and Paris for 19 months as a writer for the 18~ Division, and later for the Paris and Frankfurt editions of "St.ars & Stripes. II Now copywr it Ing and raising a family (2 girls, one boy) occupy most of his time. But he manages to find a little time for historical and genealogical research; a little for historical society activities, and a little for browsing in bookshops for materia.l on New Netherland and Americana.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK BOGERT, Frederick Wessells: .~

Advertising copywriter; b. Midland Township (now Paramus), N. J., December 15,1911; !. Frederick Demarest Bogert and Laura Wessells Board; ed. Lawrenceville School, grad. 1932; Princeton University, Class of 1936 (member Elm Club).

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Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1954 (Bergen County Branch, Executive Committee 1955--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1955; Publication Committee Burgher Guard f1Chroniclell 1956); Paramus Historical and Preservation Society (Pres. 1952-53, trustee 1953-56); Bergen County Historical Society (trustee); New Jersey Historical Society; Genealogical Society of New Jersey; Princeton Club of New York. Publications:

Papers on "The Ramapo Tract II

(1950); "Corne'l.Ls Jansen Bogaer-t " (1955); !tAlbert Zabriskie and the Paramus Land Tractsfl(in preparation); and ItGenealogy of the Board Family' (in preparation) • Church: Paramus Reformed Church of Ridgewood. Hobbies: IIAmericana," genealogy, American Revolutionary history. Home: 568 Paramus Road, Paramus, N. J., telephone OLiver 2-2396; office: Compton AdvertiSing, Inc., 261 Madison Avenue, New York 16, N. Y., telephone OXford 7-2400.

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Regis traces his Bogert line back to Cornelis Jansen Bogaert who in 1654 owned a farm in Hidwout (Brooklyn) • He has strong Zabriskie family ties, too. Over a 250-year span, Regis I Bogert branch married into the Zabriskie pioneer settlers of Bergen County. One of Regis' ancestors served in the Revolution; others were active in municipal and county political circles. The latter family traditions are being ably carried on by Regis today. "i'lell-traveledll is a word that I s made to order for Regis. His far-r~aching journeys prior to vrw II include a trip a~ound the world, a visit to Australia and frequent travels to and from the West Coast. Add to these his war-time jaunts in the South Pacific, with stop-offs in New Guinea and the Philippines, and you have a good idea of his odysseys. Regis liked New Nexico so well while attending graduate school there that he wonder-s why he ever left it. These days Regis spends most of his time serving the many civic organizations of which he is a very active member. However, he still manages to get in a trip to visit his sister in California or friends in Oregon almost every year.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK BOGERT, Regis Zabriskie:

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Property management; ÂŁ. Paramus, N. J., September 30, 1904; s. Bernard Oblenis Bogert and Eliza Pell VermiiYe; ed. Ridgewood (N.J.) High School; Columbia University, A.B. 1929; University of New Mexico, M.A. in Political Science, 1934 (member Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu). Unmarried. Service in armed forces: Special Agent, Counter Intelligence Corps, Army of U.S., August 1, 1942 to August 21, 1945 (served in Southwest Pacific areas; awarded Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal).

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Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1953 (Life Member; Elected to Burgher Guard 1954, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1955--); American Legion, Paramus Post 207 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paramus Post 6699 (Past Commander of both Posts, Committees on Membership, Finance, Safety, Boys State, Boy Scouts, Community Service); Paramus Friendly Neighbors Assn. (Chairman); American Public Welfare Assn. (Northeast Regional representative to Council of State and Local Boards); Paramus Rotary Club (Pres.); New York Counter Intelligence Corps Organization; Paramus Republican Club (Finance and other committees); Columbia College Alumni Assn; Columbia University Club. Public Office: Bergen County Welfare Board; Northwest Bergen Sewer Authority (former member); Paramus Police Pension Fund (organizer and former Chairman); Paramus Borough Council. Church: Paramus Reformed Dutch Church, Ridgewood, N. J. (former Deacon and Sunday School Asst. Supt.). Hobbies: Civic affairs, gardening. Home: 593 Paramus Road, Paramus, N. J., telephone GIlbert 4-1076; office: 593 Paramus Road, Paramus, N. J., telephone GIlbert 4-1076.

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Dan's lineage traces to Jan Van Breestede emi.grat.ed f'r om HolJ and to Nev. flJnsterdamin 1648, the f'ami.Ly later r-enov.lng to the Mohawk Valley area in New York. His genial Dad, a member of the Society since 1939, actively sponsored up-State membership, becoming a founder and first president of the Central NeVI York Branch.

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A Philadelphia investment banker, Dan has to travel to our meetings and it bespeaks solid interest on his part that he contrives so often to attend. Active on campus at Cornell, he was in the hotel management field up to 1,'j11 II. As a naval officer during the war he participated in no less than 10 assault landing operations in Iiediterranean and Pacific. At Great Lakes, he had a top post in the wor'Ld ' s largest operation providing food for officer and enlisted personnel. In the lCorean Action, Dan served on Admiral Hill's staff at the U.S. Naval Academy. His "fife,2:10ise, is granddaughter of Scottish-born Donald Dey of the Clan Stuart. Dan and his lady have a very pretty daughter.

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Investment banker; b. Utica, N. Y., September 6, 1918; s. George Henry Brasted and Mildred Marion Thompson; ed. Mercersburg Academy, grad. 1936 (glee club, choir, band, sw~ing and baseball teams); Cornell University, B.S. in Hotel Administration, 1940 (member Phi Ga~na Delta, glee club, band, cheerleader, Senior Class Committee). M. Eloise Hoyt Dey at Syracuse, N. Y., on AU~lSt 29,-1944; ch. Barbara Dey Brasted born January 22, 1950 at BrJ~ Mawr, Pa. Service in armed forces: Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N.R., August 1942 to July 1946, and in Korean Action November 1951 to Ja~uary 1953 (commissioned Ensign March 1942 and promoted through grades; served at New London submarine base and as Supply Officer USS HARRY LEE with amphibious attack forces at Sicily, Tarawa, Marshall Islands, New Guinea, Bougainville, Saipan, Guam, Leyte and Philippines; attached Great Lakes Naval Training Center 1945-46; recalled for service in Korean Action, on staff of Admiral Harry W. Hill, Supt US Naval Academy and Commandant Severn River Naval Com~and; awarded American Campaign Medal, European Campaign }lledaltrdth1 Battle Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 5 Battle Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal with 2 Battle Stars, Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, Naval Reserve Medal) Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1949 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1952); Philadelphia Securities Association; Cornell Club of Philadelphia; Overbrook Golf Club. Church: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (Usher, Mens Association, '7gers Club). Hobbies:

Golf, model ship building.

Home: 114 Browrring Lane, Rosemont, Pa , , telephone LAwrence 5-3765; office: Institutional Sales Hanager, Stokes & Co., 635 Land Title Building, Philadelphia 10, Pa , , telephone LOcust L~-4900, or through tie-line with Gregory & Sons, New York City, telephone WHitehall 3-7600. - 67 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Remsen Brinckerhoff

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BRINCKERHOFF, Remsen: Lawyer; ~. Elizabeth, N. J., March 31,1911; s. Henry Morton Brjnckerhoff and Florence Louise Fay; ed. Berkshire School, grad. 1928; Evans School, Tucson; Ariz., grad. 1929; Princeton University, A.B. 1933 (member Tiger Inn, manager crew); Columbia Law School, LL.B. 1937 (member Kent Moot Court). M. Elizabeth Wells Merritt on February 12, 1941 at Tenafly, N. J.; ch. Peter Remsen Brinckerhoff born August 17, 1942at Englewood, N. J., David Merritt Brinckerhoff born October 12, 1946 at Rochester, N. Y., Nelson Fay Brinckerhoff born April 1, 1949 at Englewood, N. J., and Robert 'V'lells Brinck ..• erhoff born December 29, 1951 at Englewood, N. J. Service in armed forces: Captain, Infantry, Army of U.S., June 1942 to November 1945 (graduate, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga., commissioned 2d Lt February 1943 and promoted through grades; served overseas in Africa, Italy, and France, largely with O.S.S. as Operations Officer providing French Resistance with supplies and personnel; attached Office of U.S. Chief Counsel, Germany, in preparation for Nuremburg Trials; awarded European Campaign Medal \~th 2 Battle Stars, Victory Medal). Admitted to practice: New York State Bar 1938, United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1956 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1956); American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York (former member Medical Jurisprudence Committee); New Jersey Audubon Society (Director and former Pres.); Civil Defense Ward Warden, Englewood, N.J.; Englewood Field Club; Princeton Club of New York. Church: st. Paults Episcopal Church of Englewood. Public Office: Assistant District Attorney, New Yprk County, 1939-42. Hobbies: Boating, swllrnning(skin diving), tennis, skiing, photography, ornithology. Home: 156 Sherwood Place, Englewood, N. J., telephone ENglewood 3-0885; office: Partner in law firm of Merritt & Brinckerhoff, 36 West 44th Street, New York 36, N. Y., telephone MUrray Hill 2-6873. - 67B -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Philip Vroom Cole

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Phil's lineage relates back to Stuyvesant's Burgher Guard on both sides of the family. Barent Jacobsen Cool (Cole), who emigrated about 1625, was a Guardsman, and so on the maternal side were Cor-a Pietersen Vr90m, Lodewyck Post, Pieter Pietersen Van Nest, and Auke Jansen Van Nuis. Employed by the Fest India Company many years, Barent held the office of exciseman in New Amsterdam l654-6l. His signature appears on an Indian deed of 1633 wh i ch first conveyed land in Connecticut to the Dutch. Coles and Vrooms were in the Revolution. Phil's maternal grandmother came from the Scottish Kennedy's, of whom Samuel Kennedy, H.D., was a very early medical practitioner in Northern New Jersey. Now in the customs brokerage business, Phil continues as avocations his interest in writing and art. He has traveled extensively, visiting many European countries and covering over 1000 miles in Holland by automobile. A valued member of the Society! s Committee on Genealogy, he has compiled several family genealogies and has others in preparation. In earlier years a frequent visitor to rural Hunterdon County, he was associated during H1/J II with the ~'TarShipping Administration.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Customs brokerage; b. Bayonne, N. J., March 6, 1910; s. Levi Kline-Cole and Josephine Rose Vroom; ed~ Bayonne High School, grad.; special courses-at Pratt Institute, Phoenix Art Institute, Delahanty Institute, and the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. Unmarried. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1947 (Committee on Genealogy 1947 to date; Elected to Burgher Guard 1945); Genealogical Society of New Jersey (former Trustee); Bayonne Historical Society (Banquet Committee); Order of De Molay, Accolade Chapter (Past Master Councilor); Van Arsdale Association (Past President).

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Papers: Biggs Family Genealogy with Notes on the Hall Family; Van Middlesworth Ancestry of the Tunison and Van Middelswaert Families; Genealogies of the Cole, Hall, and Carkhuff Families. Vroom Fa;'nilyGenealogy (in preparation). Church: First Methodist Church of Bayonne (Steward) • Hobbies: Genealogical studies, ethnology and related fields, high-fidelity systems, motoring, the out-of-doors. Home: 746 Avenue A, Bayonne, N. J.; office: Import Department, National Car10ading Corporation (Judson Sheldon Division), 19 Rector Street, New York 6, N. Y., telephone BOwling Green 9S300, Extension S2.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Bruce S. Cornell

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Bruce, a Trustee of the Society since 1951, descends from the Englishman Thomas Corneil, who emigrated from Essex to establish the family in NewNetherland. In 1646 Thomas received a grant of land from Director Kieft at Cornell's Neck (more recently Clason I s Point) in what, is now Bronx County. In 1684 t".•o of his sons, Id.chard and John, purchased land at Sint Sink (now Port l'Jashington, Long Island), obtaining an Indian deed signed by Tad¡apausha, sachem of the Hatinecock tribe. An engineer by profession, Bruce is strongly interested in civic affairs. Hayor of his Long Island commun Lt.v , he spends long hours in performance of municipal duties. .:Larlier, as a student at Cornell University, he edited the Sibley Journal of Engineer-ing and was elected to Scabbard and Blade. His work in the Society and as Guard officer is highly valued. He is professionally active in committee work vlith the Amer-i can Institute of Electrical Engineers. His wife, Natalie, a Scudder graduate, is active in the North Shore Hospital Auxiliary.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CORNELL, Bruce Saxton: '----

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Engineer; b. Philadelphia, Pa., June 19, 1905; s. Richard SaXton Cornell and Helen F. Mitthauer; ed. Ridgewood (N.J.) High School, grad. 1923; Cornell University, M.E. 1928 (member Sigma Pi; editor-inchief Sibley Journal of Engineering, editor Cornell Widow, Scabbard & Blade, freshman soccer and lacrosse teams, secretary freshman advisory committee, Atmos, Hermits, ROTC Connni.sat on , Ordnance). M. Natalie Clarke of Bayside, N. Y., on July 9,

1935 in Westchester County, N. Y.

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Admitted to practice: Licensed Professional Engineer, State of New York, March 27, 1942. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1934 (Life Member; Trustee 1951--; Finance Committee Chairman 1955--; Vice Chairman Banquets of 1952, 1954 and 1955; Meetings Committee 1950--, vice chairman 1953-54; Memorials Committee Chairman 1954-55; Long Island Branch, Secly-Treas. 1954--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1937, Bilrgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1952-55, Lieutenant 1955--); St. Nicholas Society of the City of Ne,\<T York; St. Nicholas Society of Nassau Island; Long Island Historical Society; Chamber of Commerce in the State of New York; Nassau County Village Officials ASSOCiation; winner D.A.R. ?1edal, essay contest for Queens County, 1919; attended Citizens l,filitaryTraining Camps, Plattsburgh 1922, and Camp Dix 1923. Church:

Protestant Episcopal.

Public Office: 1'-1ayor, Incorporated Village of Baxter Estates, Port Washington, N. Y., 1954-55,

1955-57. Hobbies:

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Home: 16 North Washington Street, Port Washington, N. Y., telephone POrt Washington 7-0693; office: New York Telephone Co., 140 West Street, New York 7, N. Y., telephone EXchange 4-4600, Extension 1645. "--~

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Dr. Robert vI. De Groat Bob I s lineage derives from Staats de Groot who arrived in New Amsterdam on the ship fiDe Bonte Koel! in April 1663. Staats was accompanied by the w-lfe and 2 children of his brother, Dirck, a soldier in service of the 1:lestIndia Company here. Staats settled in Staten Island, and his descendants, with the surname changing to De Groat, have long resided in Northern NeVI Jersey.

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DE GROAT, Dr. Robert Wheeler Optometrist; b. Paterson, N. J., February 6, 1914; ~. Robert Julius De Groat and Rena Bell Wheeler; ed. Eastside High School, Paterson, grad. 1933; Pennsylvania State College of Optometry, O.D. 1936 (member Omega Delta). M. Cornelia Elizabeth Van Haste on June 24, 1938 at Hawthorne, N. J.; ch. Robert John De Groat born May 8,1940 at Orange-;-N. J., and Jane Elizabeth De Groat born April 10, 1943 at Paterson, N. J.

Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1940 (Life Member; Membership Committee 1952--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1940, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1952-55); Optometric Society of New Jersey; Paterson Lions Club (Past President, Zone Chairman, Deputy District Governor); Paterson Y's Mens Club (Club Extension, Boys Work Committee, 1st and 2nd Vice President); Paterson Chamber of Commerce; Ivanhoe Lodge #88, F.& A.M.

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Bowling, golf, swimming.

Home: 95 Terrace Avenue, North Haledon, N. J., telephone HAwtho~ne 7-5508; office: 23 Clark Street, Paterson 1, N. J., telephone SHerwood 2-4424.

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Chauncey's line of descent stems from Huguenot Francois Du Puy. Francois, born in the Pas de Calais region in France, emigrated to New Netherland in 1661, and was one of the early Huguenot settlers in Boswyck (Bushwi ck ) in Brooklyn. His descendants, the surname being Anglicized to Depew in course of time, included Chauncey N. Depew (1c34- 1928), la-wyer, railroad president, and United states Senator from New York, who for many years was prominent in the Society and a notable sDeaker at its Banquets. A widely traveled business executive, Chauncey dur i.nn '.tv! II served over 2 years in the Army. Before that, he left school at an early age and for several years worked in many occupations, ranging f'r-om mer-chant, seaman and engineman to timekeeper and accountant. Joining his present firm in '37, Chauncey rose from maintenance worker to the important post he now holds. He is actively identified "ldth c.ivi c affa.irs in Roselle, and belongs to many business associations. He and his wi.f'e , Ruth, are raising a big family of 2 daughters and 2 sons.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK DEPEW, Chauncey Mitchell:

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M. Ruth Elizabeth Francis; ch. Calvin William Depew born March 17, 1940 at Elizabeth, N. J., Ruth Elizabeth Depew born May 30, 1942 at Elizabeth, N. J., Catherine M. Depew born June 2, 1952 at Elizabeth, N. J., and Cary W. Depew born February 25, 1954 at Elizabeth, N. J. Service in armed forces: December 1943 to February 1946, Army of U.S. (served in Zone of Interior, in infantry and in Air Corps).

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Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1953 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1955); Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturers Association; Cosmetic Industry Buyers and Suppliers Association; Essential Oils Association of America; National Association of Manufacturers; Brook-Clark Civic Association of Roselle (President 2 years). Church:

First Presbyterian Church of Roselle.

Hobbies:

Golf, model aircraft construction.

Home: 383 Douglas Road, Roselle, N. J., telephone CHestnut 5-7238; office: Executive Assistant to Vice President, Van Ameringen Haebler, Inc., 521 West 57th Street, New York, N. Y., telephone CIrcle 6-2700.

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George traces his line of descent from a Welshman, John Hance, who came to these shores before 1656. John is listed among the original settlers in 1667 under the Homnouth Patent of Shrewsbury in Northern New Jersey. John was a delegate to the colonial assembly in 1680, and later became President of the Court of Session in Homnouth County. A leader in the field of secondary education, George is a life member of the Society and active both in the Burgher Guard and Bergen County Branch. He earned the Master's degree at New York University, and from tL~e to time teaches there in the Graduate School of Education. His record is published in "1f1,lho I s Who in American Education." As an undergraduate George was active on campus at Rider College. He and Mrs. Hance visit the city frequent~ to attend the Metropolitan Opera and other musical events. His wife attended Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania, and shares his interest in reading, music and travel.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK HANCE, George Conover: '---

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High School Vice Prirlcipal; b. Freehold, N. J., October S, 1907; s. Henry Denise Hance and Sarah Schenck Smock; ed: Freehold High School, grad. 1924; Rider College, B.C.S. 1927 (member Delta Sigma Pi, Pres. Glee Club, Gold "R" Society); NeW York University, B.S. 1949 (member Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi); New York University, M.A. 1951 (School of Education, Department of Administration and Supervision). ~. Velnette Marie Tillison on April S, 1944 at Bogota, N. J. Biography published in 1951-52 Edition rlWh01S Who in American Education.1! Part-time Instructor in New York University School of Education. Member:

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1949 (Life Member; Bergen County Branch, Secretary 1952--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1953); New Jersey Education Association (Delegate Assembly Member from Bergen County; Affiliated Groups Committee). Church: Hobbies:

Bogart Memorial Church of Bogota. Reading, music and travel.

Home: 17 west Englewood Avenue, West Englewood, N. J., telephone TEaneck 7-6621; office: Bogota High School, Kovar Street, Bogota, N. J., telephone DIamond 3-4422.

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Fred! s ancest.or .in He", Netherland was an Englishman, \jal.ter _,[-rho arrived on these shores from Kingston in '::3urrJYabout 1655. The family has lived in Northern Ne1,;[ ,J ersey many ,,;enerations ; becoming prominent jnbus:i ..ness and professional life of the State. Fred! s grandfather was Judge Levri.s S:pencer Eyer; his Dad, Earn-JaY 1a,1AlYer and banker , has been a member of the 30dety since 1937. A FlainneJ.d banlcer, Fred has over 12 years Navy service on active and inactive duty, and now holds the rank of Commander . During 1?t[ II he t.ook part in assault landings at Peleliu Leyte and Lingayen Gulf. He vias Supply Officer on board USS AI~DEBAI?AN when it was cited for transferring 37 tons of provisions in one hour to tJSSf;TA~mINGTm~ of Task Force 5F5 off 01(.inawa, In civilian travels Fred has visited Holland and many other countries; and has played golf at st. Andr-ewsand Gleneagles in Scotland. Long active in the Society and Guard, Fred is an ardent Princeton alumnus a::1dstrongly interested in community life. His son, Fred, Jr., has received reconrri t.Lon for scholastic and athletic ach ievemerrt . His wife, Charlotte, Nestover School a.Iumna , is in Plainfield Junior League and tbe Huhlenberg Hospital Auxiliary.

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flYER, Frederick Lewis: Banker; b. Rahway, N. J., October 2, 1907; s. Frederick Christopher Hyer and Edith Belle Cook; ed. The Pingry School, grad. 1924 (Valedictorian, Trustees I Award, football, basketball and track teams, dramatic club); Princeton University, A.B. cum laude, 1928 (member and president of Elm Club, Inter-Club Committee, Class Day Committee, lacrosse team, honors thesis --The History of Aviation and Its Effect Upon the Law); Harvard Law School; American Institute of Banking; New York University; Public Relations School of New Jersey Bankers Association. !. Charlotte Peterson on May 17, 1951 at Plainfield) N. J.; ch. Frederick Lewis Hyer, Jr., born July 19, 1940 at-Plainfield, N. J., of former marriage. Service in armed forces: Active April 1943-February 1946, inactive February 1946 to date; Commander, Supply Corps, U.S.N.R. (grad. Naval Supply Corps School, Babson Park, Mass., May 1943; Outgoing Stores Officer, U.S. Naval Drydocks, Terminal Island, Calif.; Asst. Supply Officer USS BA&~STAB1E (APA 93) Amphibious Force Pacific Fleet; Supply Officer USS ALDEBARAN (AF 10) Service Force PacifiC Fleet; awarded Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 5 Battle stars, Philippine Liberation Medal with 2 Battle Stars, American Campaign Medal, Occupation Medal, Victory Medal, Naval Reserve l>1:edal). Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1941 (Union County Branch, pres. 1952-55; Elected to Burgher Guard 1946, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1947-4$, Adjutant 1948-49, Lieutenant 1949-55); Princeton Elm Club (Trustee 1927--, Secretary 1936-41, President 1941-43); Graduate Inter-Club Council of Princeton Univ. (See 'y-Treas.); Princeton Club of Plainfield (Executive Committee 1947-55, Secfy 1950-53, President 1953-54); Pingry School Alumni Assn. (Dir~ ector 1949--, Finance Committee Chairman 1951-53, Pres. 1953-55, Honors & Awards Committee Chairman 1955--); Plainfield Community Chest (Publicity Chairman 1953--); Plainfield YMCA; Plainfield Country Club. Church: Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church of Plainfield. Hobbies: Golf, tennis, swimming, gardening, travel. ~: 1731 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, N. J., telephone PLainfield 6-9065; office: The Plainfield Trust Company, 202 Park Avenue, Plainfield, N. J., telephone PLainfield 6-5000. _ 81 _


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Paul is descended from Hatthys Jansen, to whom a Harlem land patent was granted in August 1646. Afterward the family removed to Shaw-angunk township in Ulster County, and lived there severa] generations. His grandfather, Thomas Hardenburgh Jansen, pioneered in developing industries in the Catskill mountain area, among them tanning and later lumbering, the mills then being run by waterpower. A retired insurance executive, long active in both the Society and Guard, Paul headed the Bergen County Branch 7 years and was formerly Guard Adjutant. During l.J\'J II he was chairman of a maritime insurance group conrai.t t.ee negotiating settlement of liability claims against government merchant vessels. it first class gunner and angler, Paul is becoming an archer and thus anticipates an additional 2 weeks season in the deerwoods. Now settled. on part of his ancestral home, he has become pr'ouri.nent, in Greene County civic affairs and church wcrk ,


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK JANSEN, Paul Rogers: ',---

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M. Belle Louise Hiller at Dumont, N. J., on September 17, 1927. Service in armed forces: U.S., 1918.

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Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1941 (Life Member; Membership Committee 194$-51; Banquets of 1942, 1943 and 1948; Memorial Church Service Committee 1946-49; Bergen County Branch, pres. 1946-52; Elected to Burgher Guard 1943, Burgher Guard Adjutant 1943-48); Maritime Law Association of U.S.; Insurance Society of New York; Association of Average Adjusters of the U.S.; WartL~e Loss Committee to adjust WW II liability claims against government merchant fleet (Chairman); former Vice President and Director of Fulton Protection & Indemnity Underwriting Agency, Inc., 99 John Street,New York City; Downtown Athletic Club (retired member); Stony Clove Rod & Gun Club of Greene County (See 'y). Church: Methodist Church of Lanesville, N. Y. (Trustee, Board Secfy, Conference Secfy, Methodist l>1ensClub President). Hobbies:

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Home: Lanesville, Greene County, N. Y., telephone PHoenicia 3652.

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Bill t S Huguenot ancestor J .Iacques de Poillon, was born in the Pas de Ca La.i.s and emigrated to New Netherland via Holland bef'or-e 1671. Jacques married Adrianna Crosseron in Flatbush in 1677. Their descendants have lived in th~ metropolitan area ever since. Bill's great-grandfather owned shipyards in Brooklyn and built naval vessels during the Civil \ivar,besides producing the ya.. cht Sappho which in the lS60! s sailed, to England from Sandy Hook in the record time of 12 days. With shipbuilding a part of his L~heritance, Bill became a naval officer in 'AM II. He served in his engineering specialty at ports and navy yards on the Eastern seaboard and L~ the Southwest Pacific. Earlier he was graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, where he joined Chi Phi and took part in crunpus activities. A professional engineer in New Jersey, Bill belongs to many associations and is membership chairman for the Essex County Society of Professional Engineers. His wife, Suzanne, is an alQmna of Maryland College for l'lomen. They have a son and 2 daughters, - 84 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK POILtON, William Adriance: "--

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Licensed Mechanical Engineer; b. New Rochelle, N. Y.~ April 1, 1915; s. Harry Cornelius Poillon and Ethel Adriance; ed. Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Stevens Institute of Technology, M.E. 1941 (member Chi Phi; squash and lacrosse, glee club); special courses at Columbia University, U.S. Navy Diesel Engineering School at Cornell University, Stevens Institute of Technology Graduate School. M. Suzanne Catherine Peet on June 10, 1945 at Sumiiiit,N. J.; ch , Marcia Adair Poillon born August 14, 1946 at Summit, N. J., Nannette Poillon born October 6, 1949 at Orange, N. J., and Cornelius Peet Poillon born July 4,1953 at Flemington, N. J. Service in armed forces: Lieutenant, U.S.N.R., 1941-45 (commissioned Ensign and promoted through grades; assigned by Bureau of Ships to engineering duties at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Fla.; service at Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard, Destroyer Escort Repair Unit No. 134, Brisbane, Australia, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y.; enlisted Aviation Cadet 9 months 1942; awarded American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Victory Medal). Lieutenant, U.S.N .R. (inactive) 1945-55. Admitted to practice: Professional Engineer, State of New Jersey. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1941 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1949); American Society of Mechanical Engineers; National Society of Professional Engineers; New Jersey Society of Professional EngLne~rs; Essex County SOCiety of Professional Engineers (Chairman Membership Committee); Montclair Engineering Society; South West Badminton Club, Y.M.C.A., Chi Phi Alumni Association. Church: Christian Science ChUrch of Montclair.

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Jim's paternal ancestor here was Pieter van Quackenbosch. In 1660 Pieter, ~dth his wife and infant son, took ship at Delftshaven and sailed to New Netherland. Native of Oestgeest and universityeducated at Leyden and Groningen, he settled ~dth his family in Beverwyck (now Albany). Using suitable clays abundant in that region, Pieter became successful in a traditional Dutch industry, that of manufacturing tile and brick. His descendants have lived for generations in New York and New Jersey. Jim's late father, Paterson merchant, was for a number of years a member of the SOCiety. Now a public accountant in Paterson, Jim's twoyear Army service 1952-54 included infantry OCS and zone of interior duty. Before that, he majored in economics at Alfred University in upstate New York, "Where he was managing editor of the student newspaper. His studies for a further degree, in accounting, have continued in evening classes at Fairleigh Dickinson College, Rutherford. In spare moments Jim plays golf and tennis, and reads widely in American history. His' wife, Virginia, is an alumna of Mourrt Holyoke.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK QUACKENBUSH, James Eby: ,,-.

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Public accountant; b. Paterson, N. J., September 25, 1929; ~. Joseph Henry Quackenbush and Lydia May Stauss; ed. College High School, Upper Montclair, N. J., grad.-r947 (editor student weekly, captain football team 2 years, member baseball and basketball teams); Alfred University, A.B. 1951 (member Klan Alpine fraternity, sports editor and managing editor of "Fiat Lux" undergraduate newspaper, member Pi Delta Epsilon national honorary journalism fraternity); Fairleigh Dickinson College, presently attending for degree in accounting. ~. Virginia Reynolds Fairhurst of Wyckoff, N. J., on April 25, 1953 at Paterson, N. J.

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st. Paul's Episcopal Church of Paterson. Tennis, golf, reading.

Home: Ewing Avenue, Franklin Lakes, N. J., telephone WYckoff 4-047BM; office: Wiley, Block & \~ite, Certified Public Accountants, 129 Market Street, Paterson, N. Jo, telephone SHerwood 26520. ~

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One of Joe I s ancestors, Sander van (luackenbosch, was a Leyden counc i Irnan in 1574 when that city's burgher de t'ender-s drove off Valdez! soldiery after the memorable lO-'IlOnth siege. Sander's descendant, who f'ounded the far"Lily here, was Pieter van {~uackenbosch. Pieter, a former student at Leyden and Groningen, emigrated in 1660 and settled In Beverwyck , now Albany. The f'ami.Ly (their name chang i.ng to (~uackenbush) is well known in New York and New Jersey. Joe's Dad, the late Joseph Henry Quackenbush, Pat.er son merchant. was for years a member of the Society. NOH head of the family's business in Paterson, Joe served 3 years in the Army during ',:1)II. He is now pr omi.nent.Ly identified "'lith many community and service organizations, besides being active both in the Society and Burgher}uard. An Eagle Scout in boyhood days, Joe continues that interest in t.each ing scout ing skills to the younger+g ener-a t ion. His vri.f'e , Esther, comes from Nebraska. They have 3 sons.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK QUACKENBUSH, Joseph Henry, Jr.: '-

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Executive; ÂŁ. Paterson, N. J., July 11, 1916; s. Joseph Henry Quackenbush and Lydia May Stauss; ;d. Eastside High School, grad. 1934 (senior class president). M. Esther Pauline Mielsen on October 8, 1942 at Chicago, Illinois; ch. Joseph Henry Quackenbush III born January 24, 1947 at Paterson, N. J., Paul David Quackenbush born July 25, 1952 at Newark, N. J., and Daniel George Quackenbush born October 24, 1953 at Paterson, N. J. Service in armed forces: Corporal, Army of U.S., February 1943 to February 1946 (served in counter-intelligence, Air Corps and Corps of Engineers; graduate of service schools in engineering (Army) and radio operation (Air Corps); awarded American Campaf.gnMedal' and Victory Medal) .

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Don relates back to Pieter van Quackenbosch, who became a resident of Beverwyck (now Albany) in 1660 after emigrating from Oestgeest near Leyden. The family which Fieter established has a notable nulitary tradition, contributing officers in French & Indian Ear, Revolution, Civil \lIar,and other conflicts. Among his descendants, Colonel Hendrick Quackenbush, veteran of Saratoga, l1as chairman of Albany1s Committee of Safety, and colonial legiSlator. NOI1 an insurance executive, Don t s 5-year combat record in 1r~'\r'J II is one of the best. An Army private in 1940, he graduated from Fort Benning OCS, and served overseas ,vith 3d Infantry Division through 5 campad.zns in Africa, Italy and France, being twice wounded and 5 times decorated. In the breakout from Anzio beachhead, he won the Bronze star for singlehanded capture of 15 Nazi soldiers from the Hermann Goerjng SS Division. Since then, Don has become a leader in church, Chamber of Commerce, and llyn work, besides writing for business publication. His wife, Audrey, graduated from the Paterson General Hospital School of Nursing. They have 3 daughters. - gg -


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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOILAND SOCIETY OF NETt;YORK QUACKE~rnUSH, Robert Donald: Manager; b. Paterson, N. J., October 2, 1921; s. Joseph Henry-Quackenbush and Lydia May Stauss; ed: Paterson Eastside High School, grad. 1940; attended New Jersey Teachers College. M. Audrey Norina Gordon on April 2B, 1945 at Paterson, N. J.; ch. Susan Quackenbush born August 23, 19L~B at Paterson, N. J., Kathleen Quackenbush born April19, 1952 at Paterson, N. J., and Lynn Quackenbush born November 24,1954 at Paterson, N. J. Service in armed forces: First Lieutenant, Army of U.S., September 16, 1940 to December 22, 1945 (entered service as Private from New Jersey National Guard; graduate, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga., commissioned 2d Lt August 1942, and later promoted 1st Lt; graduate, Information & Education School, Washington & Lee Univ.; served with 3d Infantry Division through 5 campaigns in Africa, Italy and France; awarded Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, French Fourragere (unit cited twice by French Govern~ent for Croix de Guerre), Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Arrowhead for invasion of Southern France, Combat Infantryman Badge, European Campaign Medal with 5 Battle Stars, Victory Medal). 1st Lt, U.S. Army Reserve. Member: The Holland Society of New York,since 1951 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1953); Fair Lawn Junior Chamber of Commerce (Charter Pres.); New Jersey Junior Chamber of Commerce (Past Pres.); Paterson Chamber of Commerce (Past Pres. Retail Div.); United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Director, Chairman Nominating Committee, Vice Chairman Resolutions Committee); Paterson Y's Mens Club (former Director; Chairman Boys Work Committee which won international award); Paterson U .S.O. (past Publicity Chairman); Fair Lawn Republican Club (past Vice Pres.); First and Second Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report (member Speakers Bureau); SOCiety of the Third Infantry Division. Church: st. Paul's Episcopal Church of Paterson (Pres. Advisory Board 1952-53, VestrJ~an 1953-55). Publications: articles published in New Jersey Business Hagazine, "Backing Up Bor-rower-s" (October 1955), and "Tomorrow's Execut ivesÂŤ (April 1956). ~: 372 Owen Avenue, Radburn, Fair Lawn, N. J., telephone FAir Lawn 4-03B1; office: Hanager--Group Sales, Bankers National Life Insurance Co., 1 Sunset Avenue, Montclair, N. J., telephone MOntclair 3-2212. - B9 -


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On both sides of the family, Bobls lineage traces to earliest Colonial times. In the direct male line he descends f'r-om Hendri.ck Iiat.thias Smock who arrived in 1654, and later became a Schepen in rJewUtrecht. His 1Iother's f'ami.Ly , t he vlinchells, settled in lIassachusetts Bay Colony in 1631. LYell known in the wor-Ld of radio and TV, Bob left collerse to go to sea and made many voyages before entering the highly competitive agency field. Previously he s:'8nt boyhood years in Ver-mont , Virginia, NevIYor1: and l li s sour-L. Starting in Indiana radio stations, Bob has served his profession in capacities ranging from TV copy chief to agency vice president. His Hork has now been seen or heard on all major networks. He is active in church musi.c work, civic affairs and historical=:roups. Conposer of songs and hymns, Bob has vJritten one book and has another in preparation, while helping to raise his 2 young daur:;hters. His recording, "The Story of Christ.mas , II dr ew critical acclaim and an appreciativeletter f'r'orn President Ei.senhower . His vdfe) Eartha, },S related to the Dutch colonial Enyardt f'ara.i.Ly ,

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK SMOCK, Robert Lawrence: "--

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Writer and advertising executive; b. Newark, N. J., May 11, 1913; s. Ferris Harrison Smock and Nellie Winchell; ed. public schools in Vermont, Virginia, New York and Missouri; attended New York University 1932-33. M. Martha Alice Charpie on March 4, 1936 at Indianapolis, Indiana; ch. Hugh Elbert Smock born September 4, 1937 at Indianapolis, Ind. (died 1944); Margaret Aar1ee Smock born April 9, 1946 at New York City, and Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Smock born May 4, 1949 at New York City. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1943 (Press and Publications Committee 1950--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1955, Publication Committee Burgher Guard "Chronicle" 1956); Sons of the Revolution (New Jersey Society); National Council of Churches (lay member Broadcasting and Film Commission); Citizens Historic and Scientific Committee to Preserve Mettler's Woods; Junior Chamber of Commerce (former Director); Boy Scouts of America (Order of the Arrow) •

Publications: Author of book on comparative religions (completed); Children's History of America (in preparation); and composer of songs and hymns. Author of text and compiler of order of music for recording entitled "The Story of Christmas, It pub. EpicColumbia, 1955. Writer for many radio and TV personalities, among them James Melton, Ray Middleton, Bob Crosby, Andrews Sisters, and Alec Templeton. Church: (Elder) • ~

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John 1. Tappen John's Dutch ancestry derives from Juriaen Teunisse 'I'appen •.rho emic;rated to America in 1652 and settled" at Fort Orange (now Albany). ,Juriaen held the burgher recht, dealt widely in real estate, and was a Fort Orange innkeeper over 20 years before removing to Kingston in 1678. Among Juriaen's descendants was Christopher Tappen, Army ~'Iajorin the Revolution, member of 3 provincial congresses, and New York State Senator in 179799. The f'am i Ly has been well represented in ,the Society many years, and presently includes its able Secretary, Irwin L. Tappen.

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Teacher; b. Newark, N. J., June 30, 1939; s. Clarence ~1uir Tappen (deceased) and Katherine-Pott Tappen Mungall; ed. Pomfret School, Pomfret, Conn., grad. 1947; Hobart College, B.A. 1951 (member Theta Delta Chi, president (1951) Board of Control, manager lacrosse tea~); Rhode Island College of Education, Providence, R. I. (intensified course in elementary education. Unmarried. Service in armed forces: Staff Sergeant, United states Marine Corps, 1951-53 (served in Zone of Interior at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and in Puerto Rico). Hember:

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Surf casting, golf, tennis. Photography, bird watching, and paint-

Home: 24 Congdon Street, Providence, R. I., telephone PLantations 1-4174; office: Hampden Meadovi School, Barrington School Department, Barrington, R. 1.

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THE BURGHER

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For over 35 years intensely interested in the SoCiety, Rufus! many and invariably solid contributions to its welfare have gained him actlliration of the entire member shd.p , His ancestry traces to Pieter Van Aken who ffinigrated from Leyden in 1659, the family afterward living for generations in Ulster County. On the maternal side, Rufus is related to famed painter John Vanderlyn (1776-la52), whose works appear in the Hetropolitan MUSeLL'11of Art, U.S. Capitol, Senate House Mus eum in Kingston, and elsewhere. An eminent lawyer, H.ufus has enjoyed a typically many-faceted American career. Starting in business at very early age, he became reporter on the Kingston Daily Freeman and later taught high school subjects in New York, besides earning a law degree with honors. Before that, he and Domine Palen led their high school debating society. For many years Rufus was law partner of Harold R. Hedina, now a Federal judge. Since Judge fiIed:L"1a I s retirement from practice, Rufus has been associated with well known firms. Straightfo!'1t-rard and wit.h a gift for friendship, Rufus in all his work exhibits remarkable energy, quick grasp, and speedy, thorough, and cheerful accompLi.shment •

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN AKEN, Rufus Cole:Lawyer; b. Port Ewen, N. Y., April 21, 1900; s. Elting Freer and Glennis M. Pine Van Aken; ed. New Paltz Normal School (now State Teachers ColI:) Elementary School Div. 1911-14; Ulster Academy 1914-15; Kingston High School, grad. 1917 (Seely Debating Society); Brooklyn Law School of st. Lawrence Univ., L1.B, cum laude, 1921; New York Univ., special courses. M. Margaret Parker Van Wagenen on August 7, 1924 at Kingston, N. Y.; ch. Elaine Priscilla Van Aken (Mrs. Joseph D. Redinger) born June 1, 1925, and Robert Cole Van Aken born April 27, 1925, both at Brooklyn, N. Y. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1921 (Life Member; Trustee 1939-45; Treasurer 1945--; Meetings Committee 1939-47, Chairman 1940-44; Banquets of 1939-41 and 1944-45; Membership Committee 1940-41; Chairman Medal Award Committee 1940-41; Committees on Taxation & Biographical Data 1942--; Committee on Flags and Ceremonials 1940-41; Memorial Church Service Committee 1941; Chairman Membership Seniority 1945--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1936, Burgher Guard Captain 1935-46; Editor Burgher Guard Who's Vfuo editions, first (1939), second (1940), and third (1942Âť; st. Nicholas Society of the City of New York (Life Member; Steward 1944-45, Chairman Board of Stewards 1946, Roard of Managers 1947-51); Huguenot Historical Society of New Paltz (Life Member); Long Island Historical Society (Councilor); Society of Colonial Wars (formerly Membership Committee); Sons of the American Revolution; Colonial Order of the Acorn; st. Nicholas SOCiety of Nassau Island; Descendants New Paltz Patentees; American Bar Assn; Assn. of the Bar of the City of New York (member Round Table Conference, formerly member of comnittees on Surrogates Courts, Copyright, Bankruptcy, Corporate Reorganization, Cooperation with the Judicial Council); New York County Lawyers Assn; Downtown Athletic Club (Life Member). Church: member St. Marks Methodist Church of Rockville Center,N. Y. Hobby: Collecting rare books, autographs, etc. Home: 1176 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 30, N. Y., telephone-GEdney 4-6390; office: 150 Broadway, New York 3S, N. Y., telephone WHitehall 3-1414. Associated in law practice with Sydney G. Soons, Esq., 1 Wall Street, New York 5, N. Y., telephone DIgby 4-7111. - 95 -


'l'HE .BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND

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Bill's line of descent traces from Jacob Jansen Van Etten of North Brabant in Holland who founded the fal'1ilyhere in 1660. The line of descendants, their name changing to Van Atten, resided for generations in Ulster and Albany counties, Bill's Dad, long a Trustee, ",as President of the Society in 1952-54. First in the f&~ily to elect the profession of arms, Bill began as a cavalry private at Fort Riley and served a year in Texas wi.t.hthe last active horse unit in the Army. COrrlli1issioned at Riley, he has had over 6 years overseas duty. Hhile on border service at Trieste he was wounded when ambushed by partisans, and later was an unHilling guest of the Yugoslavian government for 8 days but suffereq no more than an empty stomach. An expert horse~an, Bill took honors in the Vienna international horse show in '47, and before that won the NTI,IAsilver saber award for horsemanship. Now married to a Trieste girl, Bill used to spend school vacations on ~'Jyomingranches and he has also traveled in South America.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN ATTEN, William Teunis, Jr.: "-

Army Officer; b. Albany, N. Y., April 21, 1920; s. William Teunis-Van Atten and Elinor E. Munger; ed. New York Military Academy, grad. 1939 (Silver Saber award for horsemanship); University of Massachusetts, 1939-41 (member Kappa Sigma, Alpha Pi Sigma) .

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Service in armed forces: Since February 5, 1943--Army of the United States, and United States Army (enlisted service 1943-1.4, commissioned 2d Lt Cavalry 1944 and promoted through grades, Captain since 1950; served in Horse Cavalry at Fort Riley and with l24th Cavalry at Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas 1943-44, Equitation Instructor at Fort Riley 1944-45, assigned to 351st Infantry Regiment 88th Infantry Division on occupation duty (ItalianYugoslav border, Trieste) 1945-48, 2d Armored Division with station Fort Hood in Texas 1948-50, 1st Armored Division Fort Hood 1950-51, 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment Regensburg Germany 1951-54; since 1954 Professor of Military Science and Tactics in Beloit, Wis.; a~~rded Medal of Merit, American Campaign Medal, Occupation Medal, National Defense Hedal, Victory Medal). Member: The no1land Society of New York, since 1941 (Life Member; Elected to Burgher Guard 1942); Albany Society. Church:

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Home~ 19 Valley Road, Beloit, Wisconsin, telephone EMerson 5-6420; Army address: Det #6, 5ll2th ASU, Beloit Memorial High School, Beloit, Wisconsin, telephone EMerson 5-3381.

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Ten generations away from Laurens Andriessen van Boskerck, who founded the family here in 1655, "Vanl! joined the Holland Society in 1931. At that time both his father and grandfathere were members. He attended the first Burgher Guard meeting, and his continuing interest in the Society appears from his Vice Presidency representing the United States Air Force. His "foreign marriagell at Edmonton, Canada, created a lot of amusement a~ong the two families and friends. His bride-to-be, with her parents, visited Van and his family when she was eight weeks old, and the two families never lived more than 50 miles from each other. It took two \vorld Wars and a distance of three thousand miles to bring about their marriage. ;

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M. Edith Frances Smith of Ridgewood, N. J., on March 9, 1945 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; ch. Hilary Gail Van Buskirk born April 11, 1947 at selma, Alabama, and Ian Christopher Van Buskirk born June 29, 1950 at Selma,A1abama.

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Service in armed forces: since September 16, 1940--Army of the United States, United States Army, and United States Air Force (served in continental United States, Alaska, Canada, South America, Greenland, Eu.rope, North Africa, Middle East; awarded .~erican Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Victory Medal). Prior military service in New Jersey National Guard. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1931 (Vice President of Society representing United States Air Force, 1954--; Monmouth County Branch, former Sec'y-Treas.; Elected to Burgher Guard 1935). Church: Hobbies:

Reformed Church in America. Aquc.!;,ic.

Home: 905 De Witt Lane, Rome, N. Yo; office: Grirrrss Air Force Base, Rome, N. Y. "~

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Frank's Dutch ancestor here was a physi.cian. Paulus Vanderbeek, surgeon in service of the 1;.!est India Company, emigrated in the l6hO's. After serving on Company ships and in Curacoa, Paulus lived in New Amsterdam and later attained the burgher recht in Brooklyn. His descendants were New Yorkers until Samuel I. Vanderbeek, Frank's grandfather, orphaned in infancy, \Vas reared by Andrew Bogert, an Englewood cousin. The family has lived in Northern New Jersey since then, Samuel becoming a well known clergyman after gaining business success. Frank's brother, Andrew, a medical doctor, was in the Society and Guard until his untimely death in 1937. His Dad, also a physician, has been a member of the Society over 20 years. During i;M II Frank served as clinic chief in Army station hospitals at Skagway, Alaska and at v,Thitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Before that, he received degrees in arts at Princeton and medicine at Columbia P .,?,- S. Certified by the American Board of Otolar~rngolo&y and American Board of Ophthalmology, he is identified with many medical societies, and has written for professional publication. His wi.f'e , Vlinnie, was [",,:raduated from Ogontz Jun.ior College. They have a son and 2 daughters.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VANDEHBEEK, Frank Barnes: ~

Physician and Surgeon; b. Paterson, N. J., February 16, 1911; s. Andrew Bogert-Vanderbeek and Mable Florence Dunkerley; ed. Princeton Prep, Princeton, N. J., grad. 1928; Princeton University, A.B. 1932 (member Dial Lodge); Colmubia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D. 1936.

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Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1933 (Meetings Committee 1952--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1938, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1950-55, Lieutenant 1955--); Passaic County Medical Society (Asst. Treas.); New Jersey State Medical Society; New Jersey Ophthalmological Society; New Jersey Society of Surgeons; American Academy of Ophtha'lmo'l.ogy and Otolaryngology; Paterson Lions Club (Past Pres.); North JerseyC ount ry Club.

Publications: tlAnesthesia of Internal Ear Following Applications of Topical Anesthetic to Middle Ear, n pub. May 1952" Archives (Amer-i.ean Medical Assocf.at.Lon ) • '----

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VANDERVEER, John Henry: ',-

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Thomas H. Van der Veer A Van tlalways in the vanl! is Tom, since 1935 a most active and devoted member of the Society. His descent traces from Flatbush settler Cornelis Janse Van der Veer (or Vanderveer) ~no came to this country from Al.kmaar on the ship Golden Otter :in 1659. In the family I s representation vrithin the Society, excellent for many years, Ls included David Augustus Van der Veer, one of the first members and also charter president of Honm_outh Branch .in 1888-94.

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Bank officer by profession- Tom is an ardent sportsman, and spends part of every year hunting and fishing from his camp near Ht . Marcy in the Adirondacks. His collection of rods and guns is one of the best. Tom's gamebag or creel is usually full after trips, often made with his brother Cameron, brother-in-law Ken Van Pelt and Ken Sprague, former Brown University All-llJnerican football c enter. He has hunted the Hudson IS Bay area. Prominent in banking circles, Tom also finds time for church com.rnunity,and alumni work. His wife, Dorothy, attended New Jersey College for "domen (now Douglas College). Besides a daughter, they have twin sons, both excellent athletes.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLA1TD SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN DER VEER, Thomas Morris: .,,-

Banker; b. New Brunswick, N. J., June 22, 1904; s. Thomas Morris Van der Veer and Marie Elise Helen Cameron; ed. Peddie School, grad. 1926; Columbia UniversitY-and New York University, special courses. ~-

M. Dorothy Eleanore White on April 28, 1934 at New-York City; ch. Thomas Morris Van der Veer and John Sobieski Van der Veer (twins) born April 24, 1940 at Glen Ridge, N. J., and Margaret White Rape1ye Van der Veer, born July 17, 1944 at Hackensack, N. J.

Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1935 (Life Member; Trustee 1946--; Meetings Committee 1940--, Chairman 1951--; Membership Corrnnittee 1945-49; Banquets of 1946 to date, Chairman 1955; Medal Award Committee 1946; Memorial Church Service Co~~ittee 1948-50, Chairman 1949-50; Committee on Permanent Home 1952--; Committee on By-Laws 1952--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1936, Lieutenant 1939-46, Captain 1946-54; Burley Trophy winner 1948 and 1954); Peddie School North Jers ey Alumni Assn. (Past Pres.); Rutherford Fire Auxiliary (Chairman Executive Committee in WW II); Rutherford Rescue Squad (former Executive Officer); American F ox Hunters Assn. (former New Jersey State Chairman); Izaak Walton League (former Vice President); New York Real Estate Board (Economic SUrvey Committee); Boy S couts of America (Rutherford Troop No. 7 Committee Chairman and institutional representative; Tamarack Council, camping and activities committee). Church: Grace lWiscopal Church of Rutherford (former President, St. Johnts Chapter). Hobbies: bridge.

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Home: 123 vlest Passaic Avenue, Rutherford, N. J., telephone v~bster 9-4972; office: Assistant Treasurer, American-Irving Savings Bank, 335 Broadway, New York 13, N. Y., telephone WOrth 6-0350. - 105 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Paul, lithe second in a long line of doctors," is descended from Jan Thomassen Van Dyck, who emigigrated to Nev Netherland in 1652. In 1657 Jan was prominently connected wrt.h settling Brooklyn! s New Utrecht section, wher-e he held the office of Schepen several tirnes. Paul's' branch of the family moved west; his Dad, also a physician, practiced in Nebraska in horse-and-buggy days and, later, for .30 years in Chicago, where Paul was born. Nowa busy physician and surgeon in Rockland County, Paul in ir~rvl II served years as a Commander in the NavyI s Hedical Corps, including 18 months in New Guinea. Earlier, in Fort v"Iayne, Indiana, and before studying medicine, he formed a life-long friendship •.'lith Dean Jagger, now a star of stage and screen. \oJidely traveled, and long active in the Society and Guard, Paul belongs to many professional groups. He has written in his specialty, and has served as New York Chapter President, International Academy of Proctology. His wif'e , Eary, was graduated from Brooklyn Hethodist Hospital, Where for several years she was operating room supervisor.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN DYKE, Paul Beery: Physician and Surgeon; b. Chicago, Illinois, October 8, 1902; s. George Henry Van Dyke, M.D., and Catherine Beery; ed. John Marshall High School, Chicago, grad. 1921; University of Illinois, 1923-26, pre-Med (member Chi Psi, drum major concert band); University of Vermont, M.D. 1930 (member Nu Sigma Nu). ~. Mary Brown Russell on June 10, 1950 at New York City; ch. Paul Beery Van Qyke, Jr., born May 4, 1951 at Suffern, N. Y., and, of prior marriage, Carol Newton Van Dyke born December 25, 1936 at New York City, and Eleanor Hartwell Van Dyke born December 2, 1939 at New York City. Service in armed forces: Cornin.ander, Medical Corps, U.S.N.R., January 3, 1943 to October 10, 1946 (served IB months in New Guinea with 19th and 41st SpeCial Constrnction Battalions; awarded Asiatic-Pacific Campaign 1-1edal,American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal). Ad~itted to practice: State of New York, 1932. ~.

Member: The Holland SOCiety of New York, since 1938 (Life Member; Committee on Press and Publications 1941-42; Banquets of 1940, 1941 and 1947; Elected to Burgher Guard 1939); Fellow, American Academy of Gastroenterology; Fellow, International Academy of Proctology (Pres. Ne"f York Chapter, 1954-5.6); Rockland County IJfedicalSociety; New York State Medical Society; American Medical Association; Pan American Medical Association; Kiwanis Club of Suffern (Pres. 1955). Church:

Middle Collegiate Church of New York.

Publications: Management of Pilinodal Disease, pub. May 1945, Military Surgeon; Practical Technique for Hemorrhoidectomy, pub. May 1945, u.S. Nav.Med. Bu!.; Practical Head for Lowlands, pub. July 1945, U.S.Nav.Med.Bul.; The Irritable Colon--Its Recognition and ~:Ianagement,pub. June 1947. Hobbies: N.

Travel, photogra.phy, tennis.

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THE BURGHER

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SOCIETY

OF NEW YORK

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A Netherlander named Christian Barendtse Van Horn from Hoorn, ancient capital of North Holland on the Zuyder Zee, was SarI's ancestor in this country. Christian, one of 2 brothers who ca~e to New Netherland, emigrated before 1653 and lived in the "South River" (Delaware) region; his brother, Jan Cornelissen, settled in Hackensack about 1645. Descendants of Christian long resided in West Jersey and nearby Pennsylvania. One of them, Captain Henry Van Horn, died in military service during the Revolution. Funeral director by profession, Earl was in the Navy during \'I}W II and served 2 years as pharmacist's mate at a base hospital in England. vlliile overseas he met the ~velsh-born girl who became his wife; she was then in the British Womens Auxiliary Air Force (vJAAF) assigned duty with Royal Air Force units. Earl is prominent in many civic, veteran, fraternal and professional organizations, bes Ides vITiting in his field. He and Hrs. Van Horn have a daughter and 2 sons. - 1015 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN HORN, Earl Moore, II: ~

Funeral Director; b. Lambertville, N. J., April 23, 1922; s. Lloyd Arnett Van Horn and Florence Lindsley; ed. The George School, grad. 1940; Eckels College-of Mortuary Science, Philadelphia, Pa., grad. 1947 (member Lambda Zeta Nu fraternity, Dean's Award).

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M. Joan Lentle on January 22, 1945 at Exeter, Devon, England; ch. Lloyd Arnett Van Horn 2d born April 20, 1946 ar-P1ainfie1d, N. J., Dennis Earl Van Horn born May Ie, 1953 at Trenton, N. J., and Susan Caroline Van Horn born October 23, 1955 at Trenton, N. J. Service in armed forces: Pharmacist Mate Second Class, Medical Corps, U.S.N.R., 1942-45 (served 2 years in Base Hospital, England; awarded European Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal). A~~itted to practice: Licensed funeral director, State of New Jersey, 1947; and Licensed Member of British Embalming Society, 1947. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1948 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1953); American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars (Past County Cownander and Post Commander); Leni Lenape Lodge I.O.O.F.; Orpheus Lodge No. 137, F.& A.M. (Chaplain); Lambertville Lodge B.P.O.E.; New Jersey Funeral Directors Association; Tri-County Funeral Directors Association (Past Pres.); Lambertville Rotary Club. Publication: "Funera L Directing in the United States," published in The Funeral Director, magazine of the British Embalming Society, March 1950. '--

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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The Van Inwegen family here was founded by Heromandus Barentsen Van Inwegen, a s~afaring man born in Nymwegenin the province of Gelderland. He married Jannetje Coobes in Kingston, and acquired land in the Peenpack Patent near Port Jervis. Their descendants pioneered in developing the Deer Park Valley area. One of them, Hermanus Van Inwegen, served during the Revolution on the local Comm it.t.ee of Safety besides being Justice of the Peace and member of the Uachagkemack (or :Clagogha!Il8.ck) Eeformed Dutch Church consistory. From his youth, food preparation and service management were of major interest to II1Jan,!lvrith the result that he found his career in that and allied fields. Before assuming his present duties at r;reystone Park" "Van" operated the Fort Hancock Officers Club Y':ess, besides aiding in management, of country clubs in Ne',I Jersey and in installation of kitchen equipment at Eli1itary posts, schools, and industrial plants. A good churchman, "Van" takes an active interest in politics, and for many years has been identified with the; Boy Scout movement and civic affairs in Urri.on . His w::'fe,~GthE)l) descends from the illustrious Scottish l;Ian Camer-on , Their son, VIi11iam, joined the Societ'f in 1955. - 110 -


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VAN INNmGEN, Vincent: Cafeteria manager; b. Paterson, N. J., July 17, 1905; ~. Bertram Van Inwegen and Eva Ackerman; ed. public schools, Suffern High School, grad. 1923, and special extension courses. ~. Ethel Russell Cameron on June 9, 1928 at Suffern, N. Y.; ch. William Cameron Van Inwegen born March 2, 1930 (member of the Society, Centre College B.A. 1953, 1st Lt United States Marine Corps Reserve, now studying law at University of Kentucky). Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1954 (Union County Branch, President 1956--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1955); Optimist Club of Union (Charter member and Past Director); Galloping Hill Civic Association of Union (founding member and Past President); Boy Scouts of America, 25 years (Scoutmaster's Key and Eagle with Palms). Church: First Congregational Church of Union (Treasurer and member Board of Trustees). Hobbies:

Civic affairs, golf.

Home: 366 Willow Drive, Union, N. J., telephone MUrdock 6-3986; office: Service cafeteria, New Jersey state Hospital, Greystone Park, N. J., telephone JEffer~on 8-1800, Extension 313.

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Jim I S relationship to the colonial Dutch is traced to Pieter Casparszen Van Norden, who CC'J118 to this country from l'Jaerden about 1623 as a Company official. Pieter traveled widely in Hew Netherland buying furs from the Indians. His house in New Amsterdam stood in what; is nO'\IIT Broad Street, ilanhattan. In the maternal line, Jim descends from .Iohn Talcott, who settled in Boston in 1632 and cOnlnanded NewEngland troops in King Philip's Far. Long interested in the Society, the family has had two of its presidents, v'.Jarner Van Norden in 1["94-95 and Ot.t.omar H. Van Norden in 1943-44. Dur-Ing FM II Jim f'Lew 24 combat missions with the Fifth Air Force in Pacific areas. For 3 years, as navigator with 3BOth BOTnb Group, he participated in operations f'rom Guadalcanal to Ok.inawa, Afterward trim took his degree at Princeton and entered the investment banking business. In the New York National Guard he is now Hajor in the l07th He!SJ!lental Combat Team (7th Hegiment)c and a member of many clubs. His wi.f'e, Luanne, who attended Univ. of Denver, is a descendant of illustrious Hugh UiJ.liamson, H.D., delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. - 112 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN NORDEN, James Talcott: '-----

Investment banking; b. New York, N. Y., November S, 1923; s. Warner M. Van Norden and Grace Talcott; ed. Browning School of New York City, grad. 1942; Princeton University, A.B. 1947 (member Cap and Go~m Club), ',--

M. Luanne Williamson of Denver, Colorado, on MarCh 10, 1951 at Denver, Colorado. Service in armed forces: First Lieutenant, Army of U.S., Air Corps, September 1, 1942 to January 6, 1946 (served as Squadron Navigator with 529th Bomb Squadron, 3SOth Bomb Group, Fifth Air Force in South and 1tJesternPacific areas from New Guinea to Okinawa, flying 24 combat missions; awarded Air Medal, AsiatiePacific Campaign Medal with 8 Battle Stars, Victory Medal). Post-war service: Major, 107th Regimental Combat Team (7th Regiment), New York National Guard. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1954 (Life Member; Elected to Burgher Guard 1955); Metropolitan Club; Tuxedo Club; New Yorlc Athletic Club; National Guard Association. Church: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church of New York (Elder). Hobbies:

Golf, fishing.

Home: 860 Fifth Avenue, New York 21, N. Y., telephone REgent 7-3709; office: Union Securities Corporation, 65 Broadway, New York 6, N. Y., telephone HAnover 2-4S00. ',,---.

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Honte is a descendant ofPieter Casparszen Van Norden, an official of the 1c;estIrid ia Company who e1Tlir;rated from Naerden in the 1620' s , Pieter held the burgher recht, became excise commissioner, and was in the Burgher Guard of New Amsterdam. On the maternal side, Honte derives from the Huguenot, Jean Housier de La Montagnie, commandant, of Fort Orange during the Dutch administration. The family has been in the Society since its founding, and has had two of its Presidents, ~1arner Van Norden in 1994-95 and Ottomar H. Van Norden in 1943-44. Now in the investment banking field, Horrte was a paratrooper 3 years during If,'! II. ~'Jiththe lOlst Airborne Division, he took part in Zuropean campaigns, including the epic defense of Bastogne in the "Bulge.1I Returning to civilian life, Nonte resumed studies at Princeton and received the arts degree. Afterward he spent a year in an Alaska gold mining crunp near Fairbanks, returning to his native New York to begin a career in business. In season, Monte is an ardent hunter and fishe~nan, and he has climbed every major mountain in the Catskills and Adirondacks. He and his wife, Gwen, Barnard alumna, have a daughter and 2 sons.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN NORDEN, Montagnie: '--

Investment banking; ÂŁ. New York~ N. Y., March 26, 1923; s. Warner M. Van Norden and Grace Talcott; ed. Browning School of New York City, grad. 1941; Princeton University, A.B. 194$ (member Quadrangle Club).

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~. Gwendolyn Olson on December 9, 1950 at New York City; ch. Montagnie Van Norden Jr. born August 4, 1952-atNew York City, Adam Van Norden born July 29, 1954 at New York City, and Kristina Van Norden born January 17, 1956 at New York City.

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Service in armed forces: Staff Sergeant, Army of U.S., January 12, 1943 to February 1, 1946 (served 2 years in European Theater of Operations, in France, Belgim and Germany, with 463d Parachute Field Artillery Battalion of lOlst Airborne Division; awarded European Campaign Medal with 5 Battle Stars, Victory Medal). Post-war service: 2d Lt, l07th RegL~enta1 Combat Terun (7th Regiment), New York National Guard, 1950-52. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1954 (Life Member; Elected to Burgher Guard 1955, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1955--); Metropolitan Club; Balsam Lake Club; No-Mis Club of Tupper Lake; Sagidokama Club of Manowan Post, P.Q., Canada; Princeton Club of New York. Church: New York. Hobbies:

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Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church of Hunting, fishing, conservation.

Home: 870 Fifth Avenue, New York 21, N. Y., telephone REgent 4-8453; office: Underwriting Dept., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane, 70 Pine street, New York, N. Y., telephone WHitehall 4-1212.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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Norman W. Van Nostrand,

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Norman's ancestry is colonial Dutch on both sides of the family. Jacob .Jans en Noorstranclt (the name later becoming Van Nostrand) carne to Nell¡rNetherland in 1638. In the mat er-na L line, Norman descends from Jacques Cortelyou, Surveyor General of New Utrecht Colony in 1657, who made the first map of New York. Norman's grandfather, John E. Van Nostrand, "vas one of the founders and first Presidents of the Society. His Fat.her , the late Norman Hyckoff Van Nost.r-and , was a Trustee 1946-51. A real

estate

executive now 1:Jith the Port of NOTII1anspent L, years jn military service during 1:JH II. As F5rst Sergeant wi.t.h 71st Cavalry Heconnaissance Troop in th3 drive through western Europe in 1945, his unit went, "farthest East" to contact Eussian forces near~Jaidhofen, Austria. Before that, he attended prep schools In Brooklyn and Virginia. and rece1ved the bachelor's degree in business administration from Duke University. Norman has served the Bur-zher- Guard as officer and the SGciet~T in ccmmitt.ee wor-k. He is an expert photog;rarher, and has won prizes for his canpositions. New York Authority,

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VAN NOSTRAND, Norman l'lyckoff,Jr.: Port Authority executive; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., February 6, 1914; s. Norman W,Yckoff Van Nostrand and Martha Lillian-Parks; ed. Poly Prep, Brooklyn, N. Y., and Stuyvesant Prepof \.'larrenton, Va., grad. 1933; Duke University, A.B. in Business Administration, 1937 (member and Chapter President Phi Kappa Sigma and Alpha Kappa Psi; Trident Club; Pan Hellenic Council); New York University, advanced courses in real estate and finance. Service in armed forces: First Sergeant, Army of U.S., February 2, 1942 to January 26, 1946 (served with 71st Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop in European Theater of Operations, in Northern Ireland, France, Germany and Austria; awarded European Campaign Medal with 2 Battle Stars, Victory Medal) .

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Member: The Holland Society of Nelv York, since 1934 (Life 'f..fember; Corrll'nittee on Press and Publications 1940-43; Memorial Church Service Com~ittee 1950--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1938, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1941-48, Adjutant 1948-52, Lieutenant 1952-55); University Club of Ne.v York; Real Estate Board of New York; St. Nicholas Society of the City of New York; St. Bartholomew Community House Club; Independent Royal Arch No.2, F.& A.M.; Wyckoff Association. Church: ----Hobbies:

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st. Bartholomew's Church of New York. Photography, golf.

Home: 60 Gramercy Park, New York 10, N. Y., offICe: The Port of New York Authority, III Eighth Avenue, New York 11, N. Y., telephone ALgonquin 5--1000.

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\'Tilliam P. Van Ncst r-anc

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A Trustee of the Society like his father before him, Bill is descended f'r-om ,Jacob Jansen Noor.. coo. set.t.Le t" d In . .ra strandt who ec!igrated:Ln Rennse Iaerwyck and his son Aar-on . a cqu.ir ed land in Flatbush. Their deacendarrt s the name changing to Van Nostrand) have resided 1'0":' C' enerations in the New York area. OnGhe maternal side Bill's ancestor t.s .lacques Cortelyou; Surveyor- ~}eneral of NeH Utrecht Colony invihc made the f:irst map of New York. Bi~_lls ?randfatner joined the Soci'3ty in 1885 and was ODe of i(:;3 Presidents. Bill has been a 'Pruat ee s ince Father held that office 1946Now an executive in the textile industry, Bill e;raduated from H.LT, in 1942 after attending Taft School in Connecticut. During vfvl II he served 4 years as a naval officer in o:;th sea and s110re duty assignments. In the ,Sonety since 194C, he has taken part in the work of 1lany committees, besides being a Guard officer over 5 year s , Bill presently holds the position of St.ewar-d in the St> Nicholas Society of the City of New York, and is active in the University Club and the M.I. T. Club of New York.

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SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

VAN NOSTRA1.TD,vJilliam Parks: ~

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Textile executive; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., May 7, 1920; s. Norman Wyckoff Van Nostrand and Martha Lillian Parks; ed. Poly Prep, Brooklyn, Buckley School, New York City, and Taft School, Watertown, Conn., grad. 1938; Massachusetts Institute of Techno1ogy, B.S. 1942 (member Theta Chi, class yearbook advertising manager, freshman fencing team). Ser~icein armed forces: Lieutenant, U.S.N.R., September lS-;-"1942to October 27, 1946 (attended naval officer schools at Dartmouth--indoctrination; Washington D.C. Naval Yard--Ordnance, and Miami, Fla.--Small Craft; served on board USS GEN. R. M. BLATCHFOP~ (AFA 153) and as Executive Officer USS DOYEN (APA 1) in European and Pacific Theaters of Operations; service l,vithNaval Inspector of Ordnance at Charlotte, N. C., and Bethlehem, Pa , ; awarded European Ca~paign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal) • Menber: The Holland Society of New York, since 1940 (Life Member; Trustee 1953--; Meetings Committee 1953--; Banquets of 1953, 1954 and 1955; Elected to Burgher Guard 1941, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1951~55, Lieutenant 1955--); St. Nicholas Society of the City of New York (Steward, 1956--); M.I.T. Club of New York; University Club; Textile Salesmens Association. Church: Hobbies~

West End Collegiate (Dutch Refonned). Color photography, golf.

60 Gramercy Park, New York 10, N. Y., Martin Fabrics Corp;ration, 48 West 38th street New York, N. Y., telephone LOngacre 4-2020. Home:

t.e.l.eohone GRamercy 3-1908; office: j

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In 1651 Auke Jansen from the town of Nuis in North Holland settled in Brooklyn's New Utrecht section. A mason-builder, Auke was a member of Stuyvesant:s Bur~her Guard, and served as Schepen in 1673-74. His descendants have lived in Middlesex County, New Jersey for generations. Ed's Dad, leading churchman and contractor in Highland Park, has been for years President of the Middlesex Branch Engineer by profession, and during 'WliJ II a combat infantryman, Ed was captured in the Battle of the Bulge. By-passed by German armor on the night of Dec. 17, 1944, his unit destroyed its heavy weapons and tried to fight back to US lines, but 2 days later had to surrender. Ed spent 4 days on an of't.enstrafed train en route to Bad Orb, jarrunedinto a "40-and-gll with 69 men having only 1 canteen of water between them. l:lhileirnprisol1edhe suffered a bayonet wound when he stopped a Nazi guard from mistreating a f'eLl.ow PW, Ed I S group was liberated on Palm Sunday 1945 by a Third Army cavalry unit. V.P.I. graduate, and father of 2 children, Ed is now traveling around North America as a consulting en~ineer. In spare moments he is a model-railroader and pursues a keen interest in American 'history. - 120 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN NUIS, Edgar Lyle: Consulting Engineer; b. New Brunswick, N. J., January 30, 1923; !. Percy Lyle Van Nuis and Clara Weigel; ed. Highland Park High School, grad. 1941; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 1947, and B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, 1949 (member Alpha Sigma Mu and Sigma Grumna Epsilon).

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Service in armed forces: Corporal Infantry, Army of U.S., July 1943 to November 1945 (served with Cannon Company, 422d Infantry Regiment, l06th Infantry Division, in European Theater of Operations, in Belgium and Germany; captured in Battle of Bulge; in PW camp at Bad Orb December 1944April 1945; awarded Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, European Campaign Medal with 2 Battle Stars, Victory Medal). Member: The Holland SOCiety of New York, since 1945 (Life Member; Elected to Burgher Guard 1950); Executives Club of New Brunswick; Sons of the American Revolution, Raritan Valley Chapter; New Brunswick Historical Club. Church: First Reformed Church of New Brunswick (Treasurer). Publications: "Materials and Methods," October 1951; "High Chromium steels Resist Attack by Liquid Bismuth Alloysl! (with J. L. Everhart).

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Hobbies: Model railroading, Civil War, ice skating, skiing, track. Home: 117 North Seventh Avenue, Highland Park, N. Y::-telephone CHarter 7-7651; office: Drake, startzman, Sheahan & Barclay, 41 East 42d street, New York 17, N. Y., telephone OXford 7-0294. - 121 -


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Charles

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Charley's frunily goes back to Claas Frederickse Van Petten (the name at various times was Van Petten, Van Putten and Van Patten). One of the very early l10hawk Valley Dutch, Claas at the age of 23 settled in Schenectady in 1664. Left an orphan at the age of 13, and wi.t.houf any home of his 0l.Vl1, Charley spent a good deal of his early years traveling throughout the Americas, Eur-ope and the FarLSast. He "JaS brought up in the T;,Testand still spends his summers riding and fishing in the Hocky Hountain area. He speaks several Languages , among them Spanish, French and Portuguese. A lawyer by profession, he has translated the Ecuadorian constitution and holds a citation from that South American Republic for di st.Lngu'ished service. His "life, Barbara, an alUIIL'1aof Smith College, is on the Hanhattan Eye, Ear &. Throat Hospital board of directors. They have a daughter and 2 sons.

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VAN PATTEN~ Charles Adams: Lawyer; £. Mount Vernon, N. Y., January 29, 1907; s. Philip Schuyler Van Patten and Emily Lodice Adams; ed. The Choate School, grad. 1925; Yale University, B.A. 1929; Yale Law School, LL.B. 1932 (member Corbey Court).

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M. Barbara Winslow Pate at Branford, Conn.; ch. Philip Schuyler Van Patten born April 28, 1936 arNew York City, Peter Bailey Van Patten born July 5, 1939 at New York City, and Victoria Van Patten born May 5, 1941 at New York City. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 194r-rEife Member; Nominating Committee, 1956; Elected to Burgher Guard 1943); American Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York Law Institute; American Foreign Law Association; Yale Club of New York. ~

Publication: Translated the Constitution of Republic of Ecuador for "The Constitutions of the Nations," published by Ronald Press, 1950. Honors: Knight Commander, National Order of Merit, Republic of Ecuador. Chur-chs

Episcopal.

Hobbies: Travel, languages, trail-riding, trout-fishing.

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Home: 1220 Park Avenue, New York, N. Yo, telephone-TRafalgar 6-5991; office: Partner in law firm of Dimmock, Snyder & Van Patten, 27 William Street, New York, N. Y., telephone WHitehall 32380.

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Fendrick

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Van Felt,

Une of the Guard IS nost, acti y,:, rueraber-s, "endr i.ck, Sao Pau Lc--bor'n , traces }:.:~:;:' to Tennis Jansen Lanen Van F:-;lt., who 2t"l'j.'I"}d111 New Arnsterdam on the ship "De H')seboom"; ..,l. [Tarch 1663. The line 'of descent liev , Peter Van Felt, Array Chaplain ill the ~Jar 路路f l'312. Kendrick! s family has been well r eo:cesented in the Society. His Dad, bus lries s cxecut.Ive .';n Braz fl., i.s a member, as was his;randfathe:c) 3. principal officer in the IIetropol:'j,an Lif路~; Jnsur'ance Company and his great-uncle) former .'.reiv York City Postmaster. A fluent Lingu i.sb , ;rendrick had unique !nilitary experience in VIr,l II, For a t :1.1'18 he was n801dado de priaeira cLaas e" in the B:c2.zjlian counterpart of our nationals. sharpshooter ,dth the Hauser r.i.f Le. Aften'Jarcl, j'1 the US forces, his assignment, was Headquar-t er-s Sevent.h Army in Eur-ope , Ncwadays, in season J he is an ardent hunter and ang Ler . H:Ls 'w:tf(;) C:a.:rold,)escends from the of Sar-ah , Cirst, l,路.rhite girl born on Long Island. They have a lively daughter. J

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN PELT, Kendrick, Jro~ '-----

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Customs brokerage; b. Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 2, 1924; s. Kendrick Van Pelt and Ruth Acker; ed. Sao Paulo-Graded School, grad. 1942; Northwood;Schoo1, grad. in absentia 1943 (hockey, baseball and football teams, baseball manager); Strayer's Business College, grad. 1946 (major studies international forwarding and foreign trade). ~. Carolyn Paulison Van der Veer at Church of the Transfiguration, New York City, on September 8, 1951; ch. Carolyn Paulison Van Pelt born August 11, 1953 at Glen Ridge, N. J. Service in armed forces:

Private First Class,

Army of U.S., November 1944 to May 1946 (served

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with Claims Office, Team Unit 6826, Headquarters Seventh Army in European Theater of Operations, in France, Belgium and Germany; awarded European Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Occupation Medal, Victory Medal). Prior service in Brazilian Army, October 1942 to December 1943. Postwar service: Staff Sergeant, l07th Regimental Combat Team (7th Regiment), New York National Guard, October 1948 to May 1951. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1949 (Life Member; Meetings Committee 1955--; Essex County Branch, pres. 1953-=-; Elected to Burgher Guard 1950, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1952-55, Lieutenant 1955--); American Legion Post No. 107; Lake Placid Club; Veteran Corps of Artillery (Society of \1ar of lC::;..2); !1ontclair Community Chest; Watchung Neighborhood Association. Church: Hobbies~

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James Church of Upper Montclair.

Hunting, fishing, boating, bowling.

Home: 126 Montclair Avenue, Montclair, N. J., telephone PIlgrim 6=9611; office: Air cargo forwarding, customs brokerage and drawback specialist, R. F 0 Downing & Co 0, Inc 0, S=10 Bridge Street, New York 4, N. Y., telephone BOwling Green 9-7720.

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Douglas H. Van Einer

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Doug I s lineage stems f'rom Tomassen van Hypen who s ailed from Holland aboard the ship !IDeBonte Koel! and founded the family in Flatbush in 1662. Descendants of Tomassen's have lived on Long Island ever since. Doug's great-grandfather was a founder of the Long Island Savings Bank and for many years one of its trustees. Doug!s Dad, president of the .Society's Nassau County Branch, is well known in Long Island realty circles. Officer in the family real estate business, Doug was president of the student body at Clark School, where he introduced lacrosse. A business admdrri atration ma jor' at i,'Jashington(,~Lee, he played varsity lacrosse, managed his fraternity house, and a:ttained honorary.societyelection. Since 1950 he has been an active Naval Air reservist. He used to spend school vacations working in a Southold boatyard and as life guard at Orient Point State Park. Doug is a 32nd degree Hasan, Scottish Rite, and keenly interested in boating and hunting. His \',ife,Edith, attended Centenary .Iuni.or Coll.ege and Gettysburg Colleee . - 126 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN RIPER, Douglas Mackenzie: '---.-

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Real estate and insurance; b. Flushing, N. Y., October 2g, 1931; s. Douglas Van Riper and Helen Buckingham MackenzIe; ed. Clark School, grad. 1950 (President student bodY; lacrosse and hockey teams); Washington & Lee University, 1950-53 (member Phi Delta Theta, fraternity house manager, sophomore honorary society The White Friars, lacrosse team). ~. Edith Muller on February 11, 1956 at Manhas s et, N. Y. Service in armed forces: since 1950, Combat Air Crewman, Radar; in Anti-Submarine Squadron, Naval Air Reserve, Floyd Bennett Naval Air Station, formerly with unit at Anacostia, D. C. Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1953 (Life Member; Elected to Burgher Guard 1954, Burgher Guard Quartermaster Sergeant 1955--); Society of Residential Appraisers; Manhasset Real Estate Board; Orient Yacht Club; 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite. Church:

Christ Episcopal Church of Manhasset.

Hobbies: Boating, hunting, skeet-shooting, hockey and lacrosse. Home: 19 Revere Road, Port Washington, N. Y., telephone POrt t'iashington7-7351;' office: Vice President, Douglas Van Riper, Inc" 190 Plandome Road, l1anhasset, N. Y., telephone MAnhasset 7-2800.

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SOCIETY

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Harold R. Van Siclen

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Founder of the Van Siclen family to which Harold belongs was Ferdinandus Van Sycklen (or Van Sicklin) who emigrated to America at the age of 17. Ferdinandus lived for some ti~e in New furrsterda~, afterward settling in Brooklyn where he became a prominent landowner in Flatlands, Flatbush and Gravesend. His descendants, long resident in the metropolitan area, have included many members of the Holland Society. r'Ianyyears in the insurance business, Harold after a short tour of duty in "dltJ I was graduated from New York University, with 'Vv'hich he maintains close alumni ties. A 1eading life underwriter, he is active in community life, having been Trustee in the 'destmoreland Association of Little Neck, Long Island. He is also prominent in church work. In the Society, Harold has served on comruittees and was for g years a Lieutenant in the Burgher Guard. In spare tline he plays golf and bridge, and t ends to his garden. His son, Harold, Jr., is a veteran of overseas service in the U.S. Air Force.

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VAN SICLEN, Harold Russell: Life under~~iter; ÂŁ. Hollis, N.Y., July 21, 1899: s. James Ellsworth Van Siclen and Nellie Suydam Armstrong; ed. JaIT~ica High School, grad. 1918; New York University, H.E. 1922 (member Psi Upsilon). M. Margaret E. Bedell on September 26, 1926 at Manhasset, N. Y. (deceased), and Catherine Rice Benson on.July 3, 1941 at New York City; ch. Dorothy Benson Van Siclen (Koch) born May 19, 1927 at Herkimer, N. Y., and Harold Russell Van Siclen born August 7, 1930 at Manhasset, N. Y. Service in armed forces: U.S., 1918. Member:

World War I, Army of

The Holland Society of New York, since

1942 (Membership Committee 1943-44; Memorial Church Service Committee 1946--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1942, Lieutenant 1944-52); Life Underwriters Assoc'-

iation of New York; Agents Association of Equitable Life Assurance Society; Westmoreland Association, Inc., of Little Neck, N. Y. (Board of Trustees 1950-52); New York University Alumni Association. Church: Douglaston Community Church (Mr. and ~1rs. Club, President 1952-53). Hobbies:

Golf, bridge, gardening.

Home: 39-46 ~lenwood Street, Little Neck 63, N. Y., telephone BAyside 9-8258; office: Equitable Life Assurance Society, 450 Seventh Avenue, New York 1, N. Y., telephone LOngacre 4-0436. '--

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John

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Jack's ancestry traces to Ferdinandus Van SyckLen who enri grat.ed in 1652. Fer-dinandu s in 1660 married Eva Antonis Van Salee, whose surname derived from her Haarlem-born grtmdfather Jan .Ians e t s long residence in Fez, or Salee, in Africa. The f'ami.Ly has been we Ll. known for gene rat ions on Long Island, where many of them owned f'arms and took leading part in' connunity life. Jack's late father, 24 years a member of the Society, owned wi.t.h his brother one of the last large farms in Queens County, near .Iamai.ca ; he was a nephew of John Hyckoff Van Sielen, first president of the 'Sast New York Savings Bank, for whomJack is named. Long identified with the realffitate business, Jack served. overseas it:. the field artillery during and YaLe 118 h~'!II g

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN SICLEN, John WYckoff: '---

Real Estat e;

:£. Jamaica,

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July 27, 1907;

s. Wyckoff Van Siclen and Sarah Rapelje; ed. The

choate School, grad. 1926; Yale University, B.A. 19,0 (member Beta Theta Pi; track and wrestling squads) • '--

M. Mary Elizabeth Young on October 30, 1943 at Chicago, Illinois; ch. Elizabeth Van Siclen born July 26, 1946 and JOhnJRemsen Van Siclen born July 31, 1949 at New York City. Service in armed forces: Staff Sergeant, Army of U.S., December 16, 1941 to October 26, 1945 (served overseas with 3l3th Field Artillery Battalion, 80th Infantry Division, 17 months in European Theater of Operations; awarded Presidential Unit Citation, European Campaign Medal, Victory Medal).

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Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1931 (Trustee 1956--; Committee on Permanent Home 1954-55; Banquet of 1955; Vice Pres. of Society for Queens County 1955--; Long Island Branch, pres. 1955-=; Elected to Burgher Guard 1938, Lieutenant 1939-41); Young Mens Board of Trade, New York City (former Secly and Director); Hollis Park Gardens Association (former Pres.); American Legion (Peter Minuit Chapter); Jamaica Hospital (Director); Central Queens Y.M.C.A. (member Board of Managers); St. Nicholas Society of Nassau Island; Cherry Valley Club; Yale Club of New York. Church~ Hobbies:

First Reformed Church of Jamaica. Golf, gardening.

Home: 8865 193rd Street, Hollis 23, N. Y., telephone HOllis 8-6$14; office: Pease & Elliman, Inc., 660 Madison Avenue, New York 21, N. Y., telephone TEmpleton 8-6600. '--

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Adrian1s Ijne derives froTa Ulpianus Van Sinder-en , who was one of the very early settlers in Brooklyn. Prominent for o:enerations in the borough'sbusiness, f:inancial and philanthronic affairs, the family has been identified vdth the Society fromU1e berri.nning , among them an orig-ma.L incorporator and the first Vice President to represent Kings County. Adrian! s Dad--also a member-s-has enjoyed an out.st.and ing business career, headinG; many civic and business enterprises, and has been President of the American Horse Show Association for more than 20 years. Partner in a':fall :-3treet invesblent f'Lrm , Adriservice wi.t.h an I S war record includes OCSand F:i.ft'b~ Army in (Sn ..ler-no , An.z:io:; I~ivorn.o} and

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK VAN SINDEREN,Adrian, Jr.: '''--

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Investment Management; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., November 15, 1912; s. Adrian Van Sinderen and Annie Jean ~Vhite; ed. Gunnery School, Washington, Conn., 1932, and Columbia University, 2 years (member of Delta Psi).

M. Helen Margaret West on January 24, 1942 at New-Rochelle, No Y.; ch. Adrian Van Sinderen 3d born May 3, 1943 at New Rochelle, N. Y., Jean Van Sinderen born September 19, 1946 at Bronxville, N. Y., and Donald Van Sinderen born February 27, 1949 at BronXVille, N. Y. Service in armed forces: Captain, Cavalry, Army of U.S., January 27, 1941 to January 26, 1946 (graduate, The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, Kansas, December 1942; served overseas with Fifth Army in Italy, at Salerno, Anzio, Livorno and other sectors; awarded European Campaign Meda.L 'ltTith 2 Battle Stars, Victory Medal). Prior service: serred 6 years with 101st Cavalry, New York National Guard. Member~ The Holland Society of New York, since 1955 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1955); Racquet & Tennis Club; Bedford Golf & Tennis Club; Ex-Members of Squadron A Association (Board of Directors); St. Anthony Club; Broad Street Lunch Club. Publication: pamphlet) •

Mosi-Oa-Tunya, 1940 (Christmas

Church: Bedford Presbyterian Church (President Board of Trustees). Hobbies:

Tennis, squash, riding, ornithology.

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Home: Middle Patent Road, Bedford, N. Y., telephone-BEdford Village 4-733$; office: Partner in investment management firm of W.A. & A.M. White, 40 'V'la1l Street, New York 5, No Yo, telephone WHitehall 4=0270. '---

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fron .Iacob \Tal1inr;sen to settle :in New Amsterdam :Ln1624, Bob heads one of the oldest r-ea'l estate firms in tl~e country. In 16[>,'7, tV[Qof Jacob's sons received a King's patent to thousands of acres lyinr; bet.ween t.he Hackensack and Pas sa.i c Elivel's, and began a family as soc iat.Lon v-rith Ber::>;en County re21.1estate that their dcs cendant.s have car-r ied on ever since. The f'anri.Ly has been for many years exceptionally \,.;-ell represented both in the Society and Burgher Guard. Van ":Iinkle, who came from Hol.Land

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Bob's record in 'cJiiT II is a very fine one. Commanding officer or a fleet minesweeper in many I'acific invasions, his unit was cited for "exceptionally ~!ler:Ltor5_ousservice" in 7Ianila Bay operations while under heavy enemy fire. His public service thus far includes the Rutherford Borough Council presidency and police conrm as ioner-sh'i.p, besides whi ch he is identified wi.t h many commun i.t.y activities. Hj.s wife, Betty, cle:3cends from the vJe11 known j¡jlonfort and ;:888role fa,;,1ilies ,: she is a '~rcmdniece of the Society! slate Pr-esi.dent ~:alter II. [e8erole, Bob and his lady have 2 children. ",--.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK \iINKLE, Robert: Real estate and insurance broker; b. Rutherford, N.J., January 2, 1917; s. Stirling Van Winkle and Mabel Claire Sherwood; ed. Admiral Farragut Academy, grad. 1935; Rider College, B.B.A. 1937 (member and chapter president of Delta Sigma Pi). VAN

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M. Elizabeth Helen Hands on February 8, 1947 at Rutherford, N. J.; ch. Mabel Clair Van Winkle born June 9, 1948 at Hackensack, N. J., and Peter Stirling Van Winkle born October 21, 1951 at Hackensack, N. J.

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Service in armed forces: Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N.R., September 1940 to January 1946 (graduate V-7 Officers School, Northwestern University, and North Carolina State College Diesel Engineering School July 1941; served as Engineering and Commanding Officer USS D~1INANT, Executive Officer USS SENTINEL, Commanding Officer USS YMS33, Com~anding Officer USS SCR~{AGE in invasion and minesweeping operations, including Lej~e Gulf, Ormoc Bay, Mindoro Island, Lingayen Gulf, San Antonio, Subic Bay, San Bernardino Straits, Brunei Bay, Borneo; awarded American Defense Medal, knerican Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Battle Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal with 2 Battle Stars, Navy Unit Citation, Victory Medal).

Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1943 (Life Member; Elected to Burgher Guard 1946); American Legion; Rutherford Chamber of Commerce (Pres.); South Bergen Kiwanis Club (Past Pres.); South Bergen Board of Realtors (Vice Pres.); Rutherford B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 547; Rutherford Civil Defense; Society of Residential Appralsers; Marine Historical Assn. of Mystic, Conn.; Republican Club of Rutherford.

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Church: First PresbJ~erian Church of Rutherford (Mens Club). Public Service: Rutherford Borough Council member since 1948; President Borough Council; Police Commissioner. Hobbies: Boating, stamp-collecting. ~: 16 Addison Avenue, Rutherford, N. J., telephone GEneva 8-0907; office: President, A. W. Van Winkle & Co., 2 Station Square, Rutherford, N. J., telephone WEbster 9-0500._ 135 _


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Tti'sodore 1;0 Van Hinkl e

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Ted's ancestor in th:Ls count rv , Jacob 1:fallingsen Van liTinkle, CaT,18 f'r-om the village of i'linkel near Hoorn, and had ,a notable career in New Netherland. Emigrating in 1624, Jacob afterward went back to Holland for farm stock, returning .in 1633 aboard "De Korrlrick David" (King David) crith Capt. David de Vries, f'amed explorer and 'writer. Jacob held the burgher recht, and as one of The Twe'Lvel'len served as advisor to Director Kieft. In 1687 his sons patented land .in Bergen County, and thus began what has become one of the nation's oldest real estate bus ines sce , Ted I s Dad was for many years active in the Society. Now engaged in the family business, Ted was in the Coast Guard during l:F,' II, serving mostly on weather ships off the California coast. He is a ,graduate of Rutgers University College, and is connected 1;fith service and fraternal organizattons in Rutherford. Rir;ht now Ted I s chief interest is raising a large famtly of a son and 3 daughters. His wife, "I'af'f'y, II is a (,;raduate of Trenton State Teachers College.

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Heal est.at.e and Ineurance broker; l\T r-.;

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1955.

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M, Kat.herine Cleary Sincla1.re on July 8, 1949 at Ruther.fo:rd, No J 0; ch , Kat.herine Elizabeth Van Winkle born. }lar(~h 28, 1950 Hackensack, N, J., Hargaret Winifred Van vf:inkle born ~,fay 15, 1952 at Hackensack, N. .J., Nancy Slnelaire Van vl:tnkle born November 5., 1953 at, Hackensack, N. J 0, and Richard Lloyd Van Winkle born ,Janu<u'j7' 23., 1956 at Hackensack, 'tT., .r. Service

in arrned forces~

Seaman First

Class,

u.s.

Coast Guard, Ilfarch 8: 1945 to :r.fay 29, 1946 (served in Pacific waters aboard weather ships USS BROl\1JIISVILLEand USS VAN BUREN, and troop trans-

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port USS ADlURAL MAYO:; awarded As.iatic-Pacific Campaign ~iedal, Victory Medal) 0

~Ilem.be:r~ The Holland Society of New York, since 1946 (Life Member, Elected to Burgher Guard 1945);

Rutherford

BoP.OoE.

Lions Lodge

Club (Vice

President);

Church~ First Presbyterian (Asst. Treaso Sunday School), Hobbies~ Bridge, astronomy, istry, rnathematic:so

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Rutherford

NOe 5470 GhuI'Gh of Rutherford navigation,

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Homee 191vlood StreetJ Rutherj~ord, No <T., tel= ephone GEneva 8=6644; office~ Vice President and Treasurer, A W Van Winkle & Co 7 2 Station Square, Rutherford, No J., telephone WEbster 0

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Thomas S. Van ',,:inkle The Jacob .vIallin7sen Van \'Iinkle from whomTom descends managed one of the ',Jest India Company!s "bouwer-Les" on Hanhat.t an Island as early as l62Lj.. Jacob traveled wi.de Iy in New Netherland, in Connecticut and the Al;-,any area, be ccming a landowner jn Pavonia (now .Jersey City). The Bergen acreage his sons obtained in 16(57 marked the start of a' real estate connection which Van \Iink1es have continued to this day. The famil~T' s sons have taken part in the Revolution, Hal' of 1312, Civil vlar and both l'!orld \'Jars, and for over 70 years have included many members of the SOCiety. ..)

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Real estate and :i_nsurance broker by profession, Tom served in the Navy during \,!TJ II. He spent over a year aboard USS l';ARBLB;HEAD in South Atlantic wat.er s , visiting Bahia and hecif8, and later Has comnu.ss i onedEnsign at Harvard. Afterirfard taking a'1 A.B. degree at Tufts, he entered the family business and has become active in conmun l.t.y enterprises. In spare t. ime he bowls, paints in oils, and races his 12-foot sailboat in Long Island ,sound. His wi f'e , Shirley, is em a Iumna of Connecticut College for ':Jomen.

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VAN WINKLE, Thomas Sherwood: Real estate and insurance broker; b. Rutherford, N. J., April 11,1923; s. Stirling Van Winkle and Mabel Claire Sherwood; ed. Rutherford High School, grad. 1941; Tufts College, A.B. 1948.

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~. Shirley Baker Hossack on June 28, 1952 at Upper Montclair, N. J. Service in armed forces: Ensign, U.S.N.R., October 24, 19/+2to April S, 1946 (commissioned Ensign at Harvard University November 1945; served as Torpedoman aboard USS MARBLEHEAD in South Atlantic 1942-44, various shore duty assignments 1945-46; awarded American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal).

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Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1943 (Life Member; Elected to Burgher Guard 1949); Rutherford B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 547; Rutherford Junior Chamber of Commerce; North American Yacht Racing Union; Firefly Association of North America (Vice President); South Bergen County Board of Realtors. Church: First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford (Mens Club). Hobbies:

Sailboat racing, bowling, painting.

Home: 315 Montross Avenue, Rutherford, N. J., telephone WEbster 9-2666; office: Secretary, A. W. Van Wlnkle & Co., 2 Station Square, Rutherford, N. J., telephone WEbster 9-0500. '----

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The vlinant family, of which Bill is a member stems from vJynant Pieterse, who emigrated to New Amsterdam from Gelderland in 1661 and settled :i11 Br-eucke l.en (Brooklyn). VJynant became identified with the colonial administration. Also he built a blockhouse to ward off Indian forays, and patented land in what is now the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. His son I s name, as then customary, was Pieter Hynantse (son of Vlynant). Succeeding generations, changing the "yll to "i", have used that surname to this day. J

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A merchant by profession, Billls military service in the Signal Corps covers nearly 5 years in 2 wars. During 1[:[[;.[ II he served in combat areas in the China-Burma-India theater, while in the Korean Action he organized and had charge of First Army's Radio School at Fort Dix, thereby winning the Army's Certificate of Achievement. Now a partner in ~finant and Company, after h years in its Sales Dept., Bill heads B. funds raising committee for the Boy Scouts, and has many other interests. His wife, Phyllis, who is active in the NevI York Junior League and in the field of leXicography, comes from Brooklyn. They have one daughter.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK WINANT, William Alfred, III: ~

Merchant; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., October 12, 1920; s. William Alfred Winant, Jr. and Hazel Bergen Hooper; ;d. Poly Prep and Peddie School, grad. 1941 (member hOckey team, Gold Key, golf team, Y.M.C.A. Cabinet, Press Club).

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M. Phyllis Ruckgaber on November 19, 1949 at New York City; ch. Cynthia Ruckgaber Winant born August 6, 1952 at NeW York City.

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Service in armed forces! First Lieutenant, Signal C-orps, Army of U.S., November 3, 1950 to May 3, 1952, Korean Action (Officer in Charge, First Army Radio School, Fort Dix, N. J.; awarded Certificate of Achievement by Maj. Gen. W. K. Harrison for organization and leadership of radio school; National Defense Medal). Prior service, World War II, Staff Sergeant, Signal Corps, Army of U.S., September 15, 1942 to January 9, 1946 (served overseas in China-Burma-India theater in Myi tkyina, Bhamo , and Mogok, Burma and Kumning, China; awarded 3 Battle Stars for North Burma campaign, Central Burma campaign and China offensive campaign, China ~iarMedal (by Chinese Nationalist Government), Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal) e

Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1955 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1956); Union League Club of New York (Squash Committee); Rumson Country Club; National R~~~blican Club; Williams Club of New York; Sons of the American Revolution; Boy Scouts of America (industry chairman Annual Fund Drive). "--

Church: St. Bartholomew's Church of New York. Hobbies: Golf, squash-racquets~ writing. Home: 55 East 72nd Street, New York 21, N. Y., telephone LEhigh 5-2335; office: Partner in Winant and Company, 203 Front Street, New York 3S, N. Y., telephone BEekman 3-0116. - 141 -


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Burson '.'lynkoop

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Burson's ancestor on this side of the pond was Cornelius ~Jynkoop, the name a contraction of the Dutch "Hijnkooper" or vintner. Cornelius enrizr-at.ed f'r-om Ho.l.Land in 1655. He settled in Beverwyck (now Albany), later acquiring land at Hurley in the!2:sopus area and beconing Schepen of Kin~ston in the Dutch reoccupation. Burson is further descended from Henry ltJynkoop, jurist and member of the First Continental Congress, whos e plantation home, "Vr-edens Hof , If in Bucks County, was renowned for its hospitality. Followinc; a successful ::lusical career as a tenor on the concert stage, and in church and radio work, Burson was cruise manacer 6 years for the Swedish-American Line. This led to partowner-sha.p in a New Yo" t.r-ave I service, interrupted by 'vrr II. entirely associated with the arts, "ihich have ':',aJ:en him and his family over the '~reater Dart world, he has found¡ed an Ant i.quee and DE 8stablish,lent in Red Bank, besides pos 3. fine farm near Freehold. Burson is a valued member both of the ", • +] r ~l' }.,t'h) snar-es 1-, 0ocJ..ev~{ an d" \-xlJara~ ni.s wa.r e , J.J_J~Za0e his artistic interests. They have one son. t

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\VYNKOOP,(Carl)

Burson:

'-Antiques and Decoration; b. Long Branch, N. J., June 29, 1906; s . Carl Burson vlynkoop and ]'1argaret }{agee ~Iynkoop; ed. Freehold Military scnoo'l , Montclair Academy, Peddie School; Pennsylvania Military College, B.S. 1927; New York University, special courses. M. Elizabeth Elliotte Jenkins of Pittsburgh, Pa.-; on March 29, 191.:-1 at Pittsburgh, Pav ; ch , Christopher Morgan Wynkoop born December 7, 1943at Long Branch, N. J. Husical career: Student of voice with Arthur Kraft, Dean of the Rochester School of Music, as teacher and coach. Radio: Station WOR-~'2~years. Soloist: St. Thomas Church of New York-¡--4 years. Concert and Oratorio engagements over most of the eastern seaboard states. ',,---

i>iember: The Holland Society of New York, since 1946 (Meetjngs Committee 1952-55; Monmouth County Branch, president 1952.--; Elected to Burgher Guard 1949). Church:

Old Telli~ent Church of Freehold.

Hobbies: Co'l.Lect Ing --oriental crystal.

antiques,

poree.Iadn,

and

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HomE!: North ~;ind Farm, Freehold, 1-1onmouthCounty, telephone FReehold 8-1099; office: Burson ~Ynkoop, Antiques & Decoration, B9West -Front Street, Red Bank, N. J., telephone REd Bank 6-5266.

N. J.,

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David Zabriskie

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Dave I s lineage traces to Albert Zabriskie (also spelled Zaboriskie or Sobieski), of Polish birth, who arrived in New Amsterdam on the ship Fox in 1662. Albert married Machtelt Vander Linde in Bergen, settled near Paramus, and lived to be 73 years old. Their descendants, active in Bergen County affairs for generations, have included many members of the Society. Dave I s Dad has been a member since 1947. A business executive, Dave during vJI'J II ,vas vnth 3d Harine Division's artillery r-eg.imerrt in the South Pacific. 'dith his 75mm. pack howrt.z er unit, he took part in attack operations at Bougainville and Guam, after prior intensive training stateside and in New Zealand. On Guam, Dave's outfit fired the concentrations which broke up banzai charges against the DivisionIs line regnnents. Invalided out, Dave took his degree in industrial relations at NYU and entered his business career, besides becoming active in the Society and Guard. His wife, Mary, attended Smith College. - 144 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK ZABRISKIE, David: "-

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Executive; b. Paterson, N. J., October 11,1921; s . Charles S. Zabriskie and ].iargaretLouise Yoemans ; ed. Ridgewood High School and Peddie School, grad. 1939; Brovm University, 1939-41 (freshman and varsity soccer, intramural sports); New York University, School of Commerce, B.S. in Industrial Relations, 19M~.

!i. Hary Edith Porter on April 21, 1951 at Fair La'WYl,

N. J.

Service in armed forces: Private First Class, United States Marine Corps, April 17, 1942 to June 16, 1945 (served ~rlth 2d Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division, taking part in assault operations in South Pacific areas at Bougainville and Guam; awarded Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Battle Stars, Victory Medal). '--

Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1952 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1953); Veterans of Foreign viars (Past Commander Post No. 192, Ho-Ho-Kus, N. J.); Passaic Chamber of Commerce (Personnel Division, Nominating Committee); U.S. Rubber Key Club; Passaic Junior Chamber of Commerce (President 195556, Secretary 1954-56); Mid Century Gun Club (Secretary); Passaic City Club; Third Marine Division Association; Peddie School Alumni Association (Secretary Class of 1939). Church:

Ridgewood Methodist Church.

Hobbies: Golf, tennis, bowling, badminton, woodworking, furniture finishing. ',,--

Home~ 18 Aberdeen Place, Fair Lawn, N. J., telephone FAir La~vn 6-4467; office: Employment Manager, United States Rubber Co., 1 Market Street, Passaic, N. J., telephone PRescott 7-4400.

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THE BURGHER

GUARD

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SOCIETY

OF NEW YORK

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Frederick

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N. Zabriskie

Fred's paternal ancestor, Albert Zabriskie, cane to New Amst.erdan fron'. Poland via Holland in 1662. He moved over to Ne,"!.Jer s ey :in 1676 to marry a Dutch maiden named Vander Linde, and later became a prominent land holder in Northern New ,Jersey. Albert "\'JaS one of the first Justices of the Peace for Bergen County. Civic duty has also marked the lives of Fred's father and grandfather. His father "\'JaS Hayor of River Edge for 7 years. During \']'1/l II Fred served as a USNRofficer in the Armed Guard and later on line duty in the Pacific theater. In the Armed Guard he made several trips to the United Kingdom and also paid visits to Hurmansk , USSR. After special schooling, he became tactical radar special ist on the cruiser PITTSBURGH, and later on the battleship WASHINGTONin the Pacific. His present interests include Naval Reserve activities and a love of boating and salt wat-er fishing, including surf casting. Fred 1 s wife, Naomi, is also a descendant of an early New Netherland family, the T:ortendykes; she shares Fred's interest .in fishing and also pai nts in oils. - 11+6 -


THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK ZABRISKIE, Frederick Nathaniel: ',----

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Sales !4:anager;b. North Hackensack, N. J., July 23, 1905; s. John Pell Zabriskie and Rosamond Mary BenedIct; ed. Hackensack High School, grad. 1927; Lehigh University, A.B. 1931 (member Delta Tau Delta, football assistant manager, editorial council The Brown & White college weekly news paper )• M, Naomi Estelle Wortendyke on August 23, 1932 at North Hackensack, N. J.

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Service in armed forces: Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N.R., November 1942 to September 1945 (attended naval officer schools at Dartmouth--indoctrination; Boston and Gulfport, Miss .--Armed Guard; Hollywood, F1a.--technical radar; and Pearl Harbor, T.H.-tactical fighter direction; served on Armed Guard duty in Atlantic convoys 1943-44, Tactical Radar and Fighter Director Officer on USS PITTSBURGH and USS WASHINGTON 1944-45; awarded European Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Battle Stars, Victory Medal, Naval Reserve Medal). Member: The Holland Society of New York, since 1954 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1955); American Legion, W. Earl Clark Post No. 1421 (Executive Committee). Church: Hobbies:

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Dutch Reformed. Salt water boating and fishing.

Home: Scarsdale Manor, Scarsdale, N. Y., telephone SCarsdale 5-0632; office: Sales Manager, Air Reduction Sales Co., 60 East 42d Street, New York 17, N. Y., telephone MUrray Hills 2-6700 •

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Ste,fart

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A. Zabriskie

Ste'\tJart I S ancestor here was Polish-born Albert Zabriskie (Zaborowsky or Sobieski) who emigrated by way of Holland in 1662. In 1676 Albert wedded Hachtelt, daughter of Joost Vander Linde, in the church at Bergen. Albert acquired land near Par&IlUS from the Hackensack and Tappan Indians for wampum,and became one of the first peace magistrates in Bergen County. Long identified '.'lith business and public affairs in Northern NewJersey, the family is we'Ll, represented in the Society. Stewart's uncle, the late Judge John B. Zabriskie, was a member. Hinth generation descendant from Albert Zabdskie, Stewart has been many years in the public utility business. Since 1944 a strong menber of the Holland Soc:Lety, Ste"Iart has served the Guard we'l.L as Adjutant. His active avocation is music. T,Iith the l;'~yckoff folk dance orchestra for over 10 years, he has played clarinet ant tenor sax in the Grange Hall there and for school; church, civic, fraternal and social functions in Nor-t hern NewJersey. He and his \Arife, lluth, have a daught ez- and 2 sons.

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK ZABRISKIE, Stewart Abram: "-

Customers Service Representative; £. Paterson, 1'1.J •. April 26, 1912; s. Elmer Huyler Zabriskie and C~ra May Stewart; ed. Ramsey High School, grad. 1931, Ridgewood Secretarial School, grad. 1933. ~

~. Ruth Jeannette vfuitter on July 3, 1937 at Haxim, N. J.; ch , Lynn Jeannette Zabriskie born April 71 1939 at Paterson, N. J., Stewart Alan Zabriskie born December 13, 1941 at Paterson, N. J., and Jan Paul Zabriskie born November 14, 1946 at Paterson, N. J. }1ember: The Holland Society of New York, since 1944 (Elected to Burgher Guard 1946, Burgher Guard Adjutant 1952-55); member Wyckoff Folk Dance Orche$tra since 1945 providing folk, modern and square dance music Saturday evenings at Wyckoff Grange Hall, and for school, church, civic, fraternal and social affairs in Northern New Jersey. '''----

Church: Hobbies: tennis.

Methodist Church of Franklin Lakes. Music, photography, fishing and

Home: 22 Colonial Road, Franklin Lakes, N. J., telephone WYckoff 4-07139-J; office: Public Service Electric & Gas Co., 573 Main Avenue, Passaic, N. J., telephone GRegory 3-7000,

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THE BURGHER GUARD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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OF

FORMER

MEMBERS

This section is devoted to those formerly in the fellowship of the Guardo The listing recalls their names with esteem, and their work in the Guard with appreciation. Many will be recognized as prominent in the Society's affairs and in the business and professional world. Of some, on a separate page, the fact of death is recorded with sorrow.

AMERMAN, Edward Vander Veer: Highland Park, N. J.

Executive

BERGEN, Hugh Guille: Lawyer Roslyn Road and Motor Parkway East Williston, N. Y. BERGEN, Kenneth William: Arlington, Va. BERGEN, Robert Hall: Summer street Williamstown, Mass.

Lawyer

Real Estate

BERGEN, Robert Ludlum: Piping Rock Road Locust Valley, N. Y.

Banker

BLAUVELT, James Henry: 29 South Street Middlebury, Vt.

Executive

BOGERT, Albert Outwater: 124 Walnut Street Ridgewood, N. J. '---

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Real Estate


Roll of Former Members

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BRINCKERHOFF, John Henry: Chicken Valley Road Locust Valley, N. Y.

Fiduciary

BRODHEAD, Charles Dingman: Summit,

Education

N. J.

BROU1\1ER, John 1e Foy, IV: 21 East 40th Street New York, N. Yo

Executive

James 1.: Executive 432 Main Street Northport, N. Y. BH1rlN,

CONOVER, Joseph Ely: 12 Valley Road Hadison, N. J.

Executive

DEYO, Philip Rogers: Electrical Engineering 8510 - 34th Avenue Jackson Heights, N. Y. G~~RETSON, Garret James, II: Shore Road Greens Fanns, Conn. HASBROUCK, Joseph Oscar: lJ[odena,N. Y.

Salesman

Executive

LENBEEK, P. Raymond: Banker (President of the Society, 1954-56) 605 Park Avenue

HAD

~Je"vYork 21,

N. Y.

HEYER, William Sutphin: 202 stockton Street Hightstown, N. J.

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Funeral Director


Roll of Former Members

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(Cont1d)

HOPPER, Walter Everett, Jr.: 4 Peter Cooper Road New York 10, N. Y. HOTALING, Eugene: Univellsity Club New York, N. Y.

Lawyer

Executive

HOAGLAND, Richard Kucher: South Main street Cranberry, N. J. JOHNSON, Remsen, Jr.: 76 Remsen Street Brooklyn, N. Y.

Real Estate

Property Manager

KIPP, John Philip: Marine Insurance Huntington Road R.F.D. No.3, Huntington, N. Y. ~--

MILLS, James Abell: 1015 Kipling Avenue Elizabeth, N. J.

Lawyer

NOSTRAND, George Lott: 36 Bay 23rd Street Brooklyn, N. Y.

Lawyer

PALEN, Franklin Craig: 141-70 85th Road Jamaica, N. Y.

Executive

PALEN, Frederick Pomeroy: 129 East 74th street New York, N. Y.

Accountant

PINCK}ffiY,Philip Bertine: 91-04 50th Avenue Elmhurst, N. Y.

Executive

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(Cont'd)

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RAPALJE,Daniel Corbin: 1165 West High Street Lima, Ohio

Supervisor

SAYRES,Ralph Anderson: U.S. Naval Air Station New York, N. Y.

Naval Officer

SCHENCK,Charles Newton, Jr.: 77 Chestnut Street Englewood, N. J.

Executive

SCHENCK,Cornelius Ditmars: Banker Five Mile Road, P.O. Box No. S6 Darien, Conn. SCHENCK,J. Cornell: 104 Brewster Road Scarsdale, N. Y. '----

SCHENCK,Teunis: 329 Rugby Road Brooklyn, N. Y.

Executive

Engineer

SCHENK,Henry Frelinghuysen: Deer Hollow Farm Oldwick, N. J.

Lawyer and Judge

SCHOONMAKER, George Bullard: 114 Morningside Drive New York, N. Y.

Lawyer

SPRINGS,Richard Austin, Crow Hill Road Mt. Kisco, N. Y. STOUTENBUBGH, Gilbert 6S Norman Place Tenafly, N. J. '~

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Jr.:

Payne:

Broker

Banker


Roll of Former Members 6-56 ',,-

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SUTTON, Richard Carteret: Ithaca, 1'1. Y. TAPPEN, John Irwin: 24 Congden Street Providence, R. I.

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Teacher

VAN AKEN, Robert Cole: 22 Albertson Parkway Albertson, N. Y. VAN BRUNT, John, Jr.: 703 Nottingham Road Wilmington 56, Del.

Genealogist

Scientist

Lawyer

VAN BRUNT, Peter: Banker Lake Placid Club Essex County, N. Y.

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VAN BUREN, Edward Morris, Jr.: Insurance (Secretary of the Society, 1941-44) Forest Road Brielle, N. J. VAf'JDERBEEK,Calvin Voorhis: Builder Dean's Corners Road, R.D. No.1 Stillwater, N. Y. VAlfDER POEL, Halsted Billings: 'New York Navy Yard Brooklyn, N. Y.

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Naval Officer

VAN GELDER, Albert William: lS Gramercy Park New York, N. Y.

Banker

VMJ HOESEN, Stephen Fritts:

Executive

S3 Farley Avenue Fanwood, N. J. van HOUTEN, Eugene: Hempstead, N. Y.

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Technician


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VAN LIEW, Emerio Randolph: 31 Macopin Avenue Upper Montclair, N. J. VAN LIEW, 1rJi1liamRandolph: 182 Ale~~nder Avenue Upper Montclair, N. J.

VAN LOAN, Albert Thompson:

Sales Executive

Banker

Real Estate

Stanton Road Noroton, Conn. VAN LOAN, Eugene Merritt, Jr.: P.O. Box No. 130, R.D. No.2 Manchester, N. H. VAN NORDEN, Hoghland: 610 Park Avenue New York, N. Y. '--

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VAN SICLEN, ]tUlton Hewlett: 3 Clinch Place Garden City, N. Y. VAN TASSEL, Raymond: 6 Utopia Avenue Suffern, N. Y.

Executive

Executive

Educator

VAN ~ITNKLE, Arthur Decker: 215 Hollister Avenue Huther-ford, N. J.

Real Estate

VAN '\trINKLE, Edgar Walling: 439 Edgewood Place Rutherford, N. J.

Engineer

VERrHLYE, William H.: 962 Park Avenue Plainfield, N. J.

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VOORHIS,Harold Van Burene 90 Pierrepont Street

Executd,ve

Brooklyn, N. Y. ~\TENDELL,Edward Eaton:

Real E sta.te

13BL~Clinton Avenue ~Hlton, Haae , WENDELL,Frank Thaxter: Horristown, N. J.

Salesman

~~~NDELI.,George Blunt:

Executive

5 Cherry Lane vlestfield, N. J. ~,rI1LIA!1S0N,Stryker: 101 l~ij"estSeminole Eustis, Fla. vlYCKOFF, '----

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Lott,

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Skookwams Road

Babylon, N. Y. 1'1''YCOFF, Albert. Leslie,

Rutherford,

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Daniel \voodbury: 140 l'lillO\'lj Avenue

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Insurance

Hempebead , N. Y.

Gerardus Hilles: 646 Prospect A1Tenue :Little Silver, N. J.

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THE BURGHER GUlffiD OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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MEMORIAM

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HARRISON DEYO

(Deceased February 5, 1956) Late of New York, N. Y. ALDEN de HART

(Deceased June 19, 1955) Late of Plainfield, N. J. RICHARD PAUL TERHUNE

(Deceased December 15, 1953) Late of Leonia, N. J. ~

CHARIES FREDERICK VREELAND

(Deceased April 15, 1955) Late of Staten Island, N. Y.

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1. Friendly Rival!Z= Other leading patriotic organizations in New York besides the Society have parade units comparable to the Burgher Guard , To some extent the memberships overlap. In addition, by long-standing custom, the societies are represented at the banquet each holds every year. In forming our Banquet honor guard for these representatives, the Burgher Guard performs a ceremonial courtesy on behalf of our Society. How the Guard conducts itself is closely observed on this and other occasions, such as the Annual Meeting, and the Massing of the Colors. Friendly competition has thus developed between the various guard units over a period of many years, with outstanding performance the common goal. Accordingly, every member of the Burgher Guard should be prepared to maintain the Society's high standards at every affair in which the Guard appears as a unit. 2. !D!lual Banquet of the Society: Since its beginning in 1$$5 our Banquet has became a distinguished annual event. Held in one of New York's leading hotels in November, it attracts large and enthusiastic audiences year after year. The Netherlands Ambassador is usually present, ~nth other dignitaries of the Netherlands Government, and his address is counted a highlight of the evening. Added dis:'lnction is lent by the award of the SOCiety's Gold Medal to an eminent American for accomplishment. Inaugurated in 1922, the award has brought to the Banquet a galaxy of internationally famed statesmen, jurists, industrialists, educators and men outstanding in the arts, letters and sciences. Brilliance of Banquet gatherings ls further enhanced from time to time by the presence of the ladies. In such a setting the Burgher Guard executes its prescribed drill and maneuvers.

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3. Banquet; Guard Dress and Equipnent:

The Banquet is a formal function and Guard dress should be uniform. Black tie is preferred although not mandatory; white tie may be worn. The Guard usually has a special room for dressing. When you first arrive at the hotel, see the Captain at Guard headquarters and put on your Guard fourragere. Then check the assignment list and make sure your Banquet duties are understood. The Captain will have notified each Guardsman of his duties beforehand, but sometimes there are last-minute changes. Our equipment will be on hand; a Guard detail brings it earlier. Be prepared to assist in setting it up. Banquet gear consists of the long-stemmed clay pipes, t.obacco and cigars (favors, too, when the ladies are present). The Guard Y s equipment comprises the Society banner, four large flags, the guidon, Captain's staff, Beaver, and the litter on which the Beaver is carried.

4. Banquet; Assembling the Flags: Before 7:00 p.m., the Guard: will be busy setting up equipment so that everyone can complete work in time to enjoy the Reception. First, the Guard will assemble the flags. Make sure the right emblem gets on top the right flag, or stripped threads will result; the same is true of the poles. The emblems are in numbered cloth envelopes and are marked as to which flag. Each flag component (emblem, pole, and flag) is numbered for quick identification. Thus the three parts of the American flag have the number "l" cut into the wood or metal; the SOCiety flag number "2", and so on. 5. Banquet; Settin6 Up the Beaver: Next, the Beaver is to be very carefully removed from its case and placed on the litter. Make sure to see how it is removed, so that no problem will arise in putting it back after 11:00 p.m. Make certain the wIng-nuts are back on their respective bolts and the cross-bar in place. When placing the Beaver, be sure the fllogltis moved forward or backward so that the sockets cateh the boltheads in the litter and hold firm. When the job is done, carry the Beaver into the Reception Room and - 162 -


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place it on a table for inspection and atmosphere, and so the Beaver Detail will find it ready for the Parade of the Beaver during the Banquet.

6. Banquet; Society Banner and Flag SocketJ: The GuaI~ puts the Banner together and makes sure the hotel staff places it properly behind the Dais centered and level. Remember that the component parts of the Banner are identically marked. Dontt force anything. The flag sockets in the Banquet hall should be tested beforehand to make certain the flags will stand perfectly straight when placed. It is important that the sockets be in the right places to receive the flags following the Presentation of the Colors.

7. Banquet; the Guidon: After the Guidon is assembled it is placed at the entrance to the Reception Room. Toward the end of the reception it is moved to a place near the doors leading to the Banquet hall. The Guidon is not paraded at all during the proceedings. 8. Banquet; Conduct of the Guard: When the Guard gathers for the Banquet each member should bear in mind that he is ~!ldut;y. Our work is to be done with alacrity, cheerfully and quietly. No horseplay when on duty. A sufficiency of cocktails but not too many. Anyone Who If gets out of line" is no help and in fact a detriment in the closely timed exhibition work of the Guard. When the time comes, form up quickly and with minimum of talk; and when the command comes to go, execute the orders with snap and precision.

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10. Banquet; Guardsmen as "Hosts!!: Throughout the reception the Guard should circulate through the assemblage and perform all the little but important courtesies to develop cordial atmosphere. Be friendly and outgoing. Make introductions. Stir out the "wallflowers." See to it that everyone moves around and has a good time. Then, when the signal is given, usher the crowd into the Banquet room. This may be a task, when they are "warmed up" and talking. However, lost minutes here penalize us all evening. Try to do the job in less than the allotted time. 11. Banquet; Timetable and Maneuvers: Every year the Banquet Committee issues an official timetable, with which all Guard activities and maneuvers are synchronized. The Captain publishes an assignment list beforehand to advise individual Guardsmen of specific duties and details; these assignments are tied in with the timetable. Remember that in Banquet maneuvers punctuality is "of the essence." For the several ceremonial parades taking place at the Banquet, see Page 171 ff. 12. Banquet; Pipes and Cigars: Guardsmen act as hosts in distributing pipes, tobacco and cigars to the assemblage, and favors when the ladies attend. This is a maneuver which requires careful planning, and the Captain attends to it in pre-Banquet instructions. The job of laying out the pipes, etc. on trays is done just before the Banquet either by the Guard or hotel staff, depending on circumstances. When the distribution takes place, each Guardsman assigned carries a large tray with enough for 2 or 3 tables. Tables to be served are specifically assigned to each man in the maneuver. Make sure that every guest is served and that no one receives less or more than his due. The work should be done carefully, cordially and with tact.

13 • 'W,henthe Bang,uet Ends: First, be sure to turn in your fourragere to the Guardsman designated to account

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fo~, them. The cords are expensive and losses cause trouble. Next, help out in taking down the flags, Beaver, etc, This job is one to accomplish quickly. Our gear is then packed for delivery to the hotel management for temporary safekeeping. A Guard party returns it to 90 West Street a day or two afterward. 14. Annual Meeting of the Society: The membership assembles annually to transact business and to elect officers for the ensuing year. Vacancies in the Board of Trustees also are filled at this meeting, which takes place the first week in April. As in Banquet proceedings the Guard plays important part. An advance party brings Banner, flags, and Beaver to the place of meeting beforehand. The Guard's duty is to assemble the equipnent, place it for exhibition, and afterward to pack and return it to 90 West Street. Every Guardsman should wear the fourragere, and turn it in after the meeting. 15. Annual Meeting; Dress and Duties: Unlike the Banquet, the Societyts Annual Meeting is informal. Business suits are worn, and of course the insignia of the Society. For many years the gathering has been held either in a well known club such as the Union or Columbia, or hotel such as the Plaza or Statler. Guard activities therefore vary to some extent according to locale. In some places the Colors and Beaver are paraded; in others the Guard may not march at all. Consequently the Captain every year notifies the Guard of individual and group assignments ahead of time. Regardless of where the meeting is held, and whether the Guard parades or not, remember that we are on dutz at this function. Just as at the Banquet, the Society looks to us for high caliber performance. Every Guardsman should know his duties, and be on hand and on time to execute tasks smartly and cheerfully. 16. Mem()rial Church Service: Since 1940 the Society has held a memorial church service annually in the Spring. Conducted by the Domine, the service honors

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the memory of members deceased during the year. Officers of the Society are present and members with their families. The Guard should be strongly represented. The Captain notifies each Guardsman of hour, place and other details at least a week in advance. Based on Guardsmen's postcard returns signifYing intention to be present, assignments are made and published. Every Guard member who attends should wear conservative informal attire and the fourragere. A detail brings the flags and flag sockets, in advance, and places the sockets according to instructions. In the service, Color Guard and Burgher Guard contingent march in with the choir. At command the flags are placed, and Guardsmen take seats in the congregation. When the service is over, equipment is cased and returned to 90 West Street.

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Church. Color Guards of many of the city's patriotic societies take part ~~th military units and veterans organizations. The marchers pass in review before high ranking officers of the military and officials of federal, state and city governments. A large and smartly turned out Guard detachment should attend pa;r'ada and service, as well as the Burgher Guard social hour which follows. 19. Cathedral Church Service: One other function is mentioned though not one in which the Guard appe~rs as a unit. In the Cathedral Church of st. John theDivine here, the Society is represented at services for the city's patriotic societies held annually on a Sunday afternoon in the Fall. The President of the Society, or his delegate, marches in the procession with the Guard Captain who carries the Society flag. Made colorful by the banners of many old and famous organizations, the ceremony concludes with the officiating clergyman pronouncing the solemn benediction and blessing of the colors. 20. The Guard and Branch Activities: Guard members are keenly interested in Branch activities as a rule. Many are Branch officers and leaders in developing county programs. This follows from the fact that a great majority of Guardsmen reside in suburban areas in the metropolitan area. Guard members are always welcome and should attend as often as possible. Programs may vary but the atmosphere of friendliness and cordiality at Branch meetings is constant. For Branch dinners telephone 90 West Street and ask who f s going. You can nearly always arrange transportation.

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the trophy, "lith permanent possession reserved to the member winning three times. Guardsmen in excellent numbers have taken part in the contests with enthusiasm from year to year. In 1956 former Guard Captain Thomas M. Van der Veer won for the third time and retired the award from competition. The trophy itself had been donated by Mr. Albert W. Burley of Cranford, co-member of the Union County Park Commission for years with the late Arthur R. Wendell, former President of the Society. Mr. Burley served on the Commission 1937-46 and was its President 1942-43. Member of an investment brokerage firm in New York, he has served on the Cranford Township Committee and Sinking Fund Commission. 22. Winners of the Burley Trophy: From the inaugural competition in 1940 through 1956; excepting war years and 1951, the trophy was won by the following members: Eugene van Houten 1940 Edward M. Van Buren 1941 Stephen F. Van Hoesen 1942 Alden de Hart 1946 Col. Leigh K. Llfdecker 1947 Thomas M. Van der Veer 1948 Dr. Frank B. Vanderbeek 1949 David T. Demarest 1950 Cornelius Ackerson 1952 Richard H. Amerman 1953 Thomas M. Van der Veer 1954 Cornelius Ackerson 1955 Thomas M. Van der Veeri~ 1956 * Permanent possession. 23. Union County "Juniors" Trophy: For members' sons not yet qualified for Society affiliation by reason of age (under IS), the Union County Branch offers a prize known as the Juniors Trophy. .Atthe Branch picnic each year it is awarded for most points won in the same series of athletic events as that in which seniors compete. Winner of the initial competition in 1956 was John S. Van der Veer, son of Thomas M. Van der Veer.

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1. The Drill: A large percentage of Guard members are veterans of service in the armed forces, and thus familiar lÂťlithdrill regulations. To discuss these now is in a way carrying coals to Newcastle. However, it is desirable for every Guardsman, veteran or not, to know exactly what is expected of him in Guard maneuvers, so that our drill will exhibit precision and uniformity. Also, Color Guard and Beaver Bearers have special duties to perform which this section can usefully describe. 2. Position of Attention: Every Guard maneuver requires the strict position of attention at one time or another. The position is attained when the Guardsman has these S elements in mind: a.

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Heels on the same line and as near each other as possible. Feet turned out equally and forming a 450 angle. Knees straight without stiffness. Hips level and drawn back slightly; body erect and resting equally on hips; chest lifted and arched; shoulders square and falling equally. Arms hanging straight down without stiffness so that the thumbs are along the seams of the trousers; back of the hands out; fingers held natUJ:d.lly. Head erect and squarely to the front; chin drawn in so that the axis of head and neck is vertical; eyes straight to the front. Weight of the body resting equally on the heels and the balls of the feet. In assuming the position of attention, the heels are brought together smartly and audibly.

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As a rule this comes only when the Guard stands in a column of twos, side by side, in the center aisle. Purpose of the order is to get the 2 files separated so that Colors, Guests of Honor, or the carried Beaver .fill have room to come through toward the Dais. The co~~and is, Open Order--STEP; the first being the preparatory command, the second the command of execution. On hearing the command STEP~ those in the righthand file facing the Dais ~~ll step with the right foot one side pace to the right, and draw the left foot up to the right smartly and stand at attention. Similarly, those in the left-hand file ",Jilltake a side pace with the left foot directly to the left and draw the right foot to the left smartly and stand at attention. That puts the 2 files a total of 2 paces apart. The paces should be fairly long, so there will be ample room for a column of twos to come through.

5. Execution of "Center Facel1:

Not only must the Guardsmen be on the sides of the aisle but they must be facing toward the center of the aisle when that which is escorted comes through. Hence the command, Center--FACE. On hearing the command, FACE! the right-hand file facing the Dais will execute a left-face, and the left-hand file will right-face, so the 2 files will be facing each other.

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"assisted by a slight pressure on the ball of the left foot. Hold the left leg straight without stiffness. Then place the left foot beside the right. Stand at attention. 8. Execution of Rear Face from Open Order Center-Face: When the escorted have passed through the Guard, the Guard will leave the aisle, and that is done first by getting all the Guardsmen facing to the rear. The command is, To the Rear--FACE! Bear in mind that the 2 files are facing each other when the co~nand c~s, so that obviously the one file will do a right face and the other a left face. The file with their left sides toward the Dais and their right sides toward the rear will naturally do a right-face, and conversely the lL~e of men whoae right sides are t oward the Dais and 'Whose left sides are toward the rear will do a left-face. Then stand at attention. ---- ----

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SPECIAL NOTES FOR COLOR BEARERS: 11. Position of American Flag: The National Flag is alwa:'lson the right side of the line of march. It is placed on the right end of the Dais as the Dais faces the audience" Color Bearers bring the flags down the aisle facing the Dais in this order.

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12. Placing the Colors: At the command, The Colors-PLACEt the American flag is carried across and in front of the Society flag. Next, the Society flag is borne across and in front of the Orange Beaver. The Orange Beaver then follows the American flag, and lastlY the Blue Beaver follows the Society flag. Color Bearers should await the tap or downward motion of the Captain's staff before placing the flags. When placed they should be dressed for effective display and left standing perfectly straight so that, as seen by the audience, the flags appear in the following order from left to right: :American Flag

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SPECTAL NOTES FOR BEAVER BEARERS: Position in \rfuichCarried: The Beaver- is always carried above shoulders, both hands grasping firmly the handles of the litter on which the log ",nth the Beaver is mounted. Be careful it does not tip to either side. 11+.

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