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Rutgert Van Brunt survey map of Brooklyn lot at ferry

Call Number



1716, inclusive


Van Brunt family
Bergen, Teunis G. (Role: Collector)


0.02 Linear Feet in one folder

Language of Materials

The document is in English.


The collection includes one document, a hand drawn map of a lot at the ferry in Brooklyn, New York, surveyed by Rutgert Van Brunt for the town trustees, March 27, 1716. It is not known which Rutgert Van Brunt created the map. The map had been owned by historian and genealogist Teunis G. Bergen (1806-1881).

Biographical / Historical

Teunis G. Bergen (1806-1881) of New Utrecht (Kings County, N.Y.), now part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, was a historian and genealogist. He was connected to the Van Brunts by marriage, and in 1867 he published a genealogy of the family. According to Bergen, Rutger Joesten Van Brunt was the common ancestor of Van Brunts in what became the United States. Van Brunt emigrated from the Netherlands and settled in New Utrecht in 1657. The name Rutgert was common in the family's succeeding generations so it is unknown which Rutgert Van Brunt drew the map in this collection. It seems likely that it was one of Rutger Joesten's grandsons, either Rutgert (died 1758) or Rutgert (died 1760), both of New Utrecht. (See Teunis G. Bergen, Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family, 1653-1867, page 10-11, 13-14)

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The document is in the public domain.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The document was acquired at an American Art Association auction, 1979. The item was from the collection of Teunis G. Bergen.

Related Materials

Brooklyn Historical Society holds several collections related to the Van Brunt family. Among these is the Teunis G. Bergen collection of Van Brunt family genealogy papers (call number 1978.157), which includes many more documents compiled by Bergen concerning the Van Brunts. See the finding aid for that collection for notes on other archival material related to the Van Brunt family.

Collection processed by

Larry Weimer

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-21 11:19:01 +0000.
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Language: Finding aid is written in English.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and described in January 2012 by Larry Weimer.


Brooklyn Historical Society


Box: A0013 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201