Town: Hackensack

Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

Biography of Abram I. Auryansen of Bergen County

Abram I. Auryansen, of Hackensack, whose career as a locomotive engineer dates from 1852, is the son of John and Elizabeth (Auryansen) Auryansen, and was born in Closter, Bergen County, N. J., April 5, 1822. His first American ancestor was Lambert Arianse, who came from Holland to America in 1682, and became one of the original patentees of the Tappan patent. Most of his descendants adopted the name of Smith and are scattered principally throughout Rockland County, N. Y. Lambert Arianse (or Auryansen) married in New York, in April, 1682, Margaretta Gerrets Blawvelt, a daughter of another of the Tappan …

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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

Biography of John N. Ackerman of Bergen County

John N. Ackerman is a descendant in the direct line from David Ackerman, the first American ancestor of the family. Southeast of Rotterdam, in Dutch Brabant, twenty-four miles from Breda, is the City of Bois-Le-Due, called by the natives Hertogenbosch. It is now the chief town of North Brabant, and was built and strongly fortified in the eleventh century, though it was a place of some note much earlier, being near the Maas River and the great highway built by the Romans in their later conquests in Northern Europe. In the seventeenth century there was much heath land to the …

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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

Biography of Aaron E. Ackerman of Bergen County

Aaron E. Ackerman, of Hackensack, is of the seventh generation from David Ackerman, the first of the family in America (see the Biography of John N. Ackerman of Bergen County for more information on David). He was born at Saddle River, Bergen County, September 6, 1836, and is a son of Peter Ackerman and Eliza Eckerson, and a grandson of Albert Ackerman and Eliza, his wife. This Albert served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Aaron Ackerman’s maternal grandparents were Aaron Eckerson and Matilda Westervelt. As will be seen, Mr. Ackerman is of Dutch extraction on both sides …

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