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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

The Laroe (La Roux) Family of Bergen County

The Laroe (La Roux) Family, still numerous in Bergen County, are descended from Jaques la Roux, who was born in 1657. Mr. Riker in his “History of Harlem” says of him: “From his name and affiliation with the French refugees we conclude he was himself French, though Vander Vin usually carefully writes his surname the first two or three times el Roey, and finally adopts the form of El Roe. As he must have had warrant for this, probably Jaques was of mixed blood, Spanish and Walloon. He is always called by Vander Vin ‘Jaco,’ a juvenile form of his …

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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

The Flierboom Family of Bergen County

The Flierboom Family. The first American ancestor of the Flierboom and Vlierboom families was Mattys Flierboom, a Hollander, who emigrated to America somewhere about 1660 and settled at New Orange (Albany), where he became a man of note, rising to the dignities and honors of a judge of the courts at Albany. There he reared a family of five children: Caroline, Wellempie, Maritie, Servaes, and Jacob, and perhaps others. About 1692 the family removed to New Amsterdam, married Cornelius Jaus Haring. Maritie married in 1694 Rynier Reyserick. Servaes, in 1697, married Gertrude Lesting. Jacob married in 1699 Maritie Peters Haring. …

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Genealogy of John M. Bogert of Bergen County

John M. Bogert is descended from the same common ancestor as Matthew J. Bogert, whose genealogy has been given. Peter M. Bogert, of the fourth generation from Jan Louwe Bougaerdt and son of Matthew P. Bogert (3d gen.), was born at Closter, April 12, 1736, died there 1809, married November 22, 1769, Rachel Banta, born 1740. He was a plain farmer and resided near Closter on part of the lands which his father had bought. He also purchased other lands adjoining them. His children of the firth generation were Margaret, Mary Ann, Matthew P., Seba, Sophia, Samuel, and Margaret. His …

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