Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

The De Bow Family of Bergen County

The De Bow Family. Dirk de Bow, or de Boog, as it appears on the records at Amsterdam, Holland, emigrated from that city to America in 1649, with his four children, and settled at New Amsterdam, where he died. His children were Catharine (married, September 5, 1649, Wilhelmus Beckman), Susanna (married, in 1660, Arent Everson), Frederick (married Elizabeth Fredericks), and Garret (married, September 16, 1663, Hendricke Paden, of San Francisco).

Garret had issue three children: Henry, John, and Isaac. This John was a baker in New York, and had a son, Garret de Bow, born in New York about 1763, died about 1768, at Pompton Plains, N. J., married, May 23, 1727, Maria, daughter of Paulus Vanderbeck and Catharine Ryerson. She was baptized February 21, 1706. Garret settled on the lands of his father-in-law (Vanderbeck) at Pompton, where he spent his days, and left six children: Catalyna, born in 1728 (married Simeon Van Ness); Elizabeth, born in 1729 (married Abraham Gould); Paulus, born in 1731; John born in 1735; Maria, born in 1737 (married Samuel Berry); and Sarah, born in 1740 (married Philip Schuyler).

The descendants of these children of Garret de Bow have scattered over Passaic County and the west side of Bergen County, they are quite numerous.

Source: Harvey, Cornelius Burnham, Editor; Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, New York: The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900.

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