The Brower Family is another very numerous family in Bergen County. They are descended from Adam Brower, who emigrated to New Amsterdam from Cologne, France, in 1642. Three years later he married Madalena Jacobs Ferdon, of Long Island. He was a miller, and lived in New Amsterdam until 1647, when he removed to Brooklyn, where he joined the Dutch Church in 1677 and paid taxes from 1675 to 1698. His issue were fifteen children: Peter, Jacobus, Aeltie, Matthew, William, Mary, Magdalena, Adam, Abraham, Sophia, Ann, Sarah, Nicholas, Daniel, and Rachel.
Peter, baptized in 1646, married (1) Pieternella Uldricks, (2) Gertrude Jans, and (3) Anne Jansen. He first resided at Flatlands, L. I., and subsequently removed to Brooklyn, where he died. His issue were Abram, John, Adolph, Magdalena, Ulrick, Adrientie, Vroutie, Cornelia, Jacob, Hanse, and Madeline.
Abraham, John and Adolf removed to Hackensack about 1700, where Abraham married (1) lea Johns Demarest and (2) Elizabeth Ackerman. Ulrick married Hester de Vow, and John married Ann Hendricks Mandeville. The descendants of Abraham, Ulrick, John, and Adolph are today very numerous and scattered over the Counties of Bergen and Hudson.
Source: Harvey, Cornelius Burnham, Editor; Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, New York: The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900.