Old Bergen
History and Reminiscences

With

Maps And Illustrations

by Daniel Van Winkle

Published 1902

Web version, edited by GET NJ
Copyright 2002

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION-EARLY TRADE CONDITIONS

DISCOVERY OF THE REGION OF THE HUDSON

CLAIMS OF EARLY DISCOVERERS AND INDIAN LEGENDS

SETTLEMENT OF NEW NETHERLANDS

DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED

SETTLEMENT OF "OLD BERGEN"

THE NATIVE INHABITANTS

DISSATISFACTION WITH GOV. KIEFT AND RESULTS

CONTINUANCE OF INDIAN TROUBLES

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ADOPTED

BERGEN

CURRENCY AND CAPTURE BY ENGLAND

BERGEN BECOMES AN ENGLISH COLONY

BERGEN BECOMES AGAIN A DUTCH DEPENDENCY

GROWTH OF BERGEN

REVOLUTIONARY TIMES

CLOSE OF THE REVOLUTION

GROWTH AND CHARACTERISTICS

CHANGES

TRANSPORTATION

CHURCH AND SCHOOL

CHURCH

LATER HISTORY OF CHURCH

CHURCH CUSTOMS

THE CHURCH

OTHER CHURCHES

SCHOOLS

COLUMBIAN ACADEMY

OTHER EARLY SCHOOL ACCOMMODATIONS

GROWTH AND CHANGES OF "OLD BERGEN"

CHARACTERISTICS OF INHABITANTS

WARS OF 1812 AND 1861 AND OLD LANDMARKS

CHANGES AND OLD LANDMARKS CONTINUED

CHANGES

HOBOKEN

HOBOKEN AND TRADITION

TRADITIONS AND REMINISCENCES

CUSTOMS AND HABITS

THE OLD HOMES

CUSTOMS