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  • Name Jacob TOERS 
    Born 19 Sep 1774  Bergen County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    BAPM 30 Oct 1774  RDC Paramus, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Aft 1825 
    Person ID I376  The Turses
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2012 

    Father Lawrence Thomasen TOERS,   b. Abt 1725, Werimus, Bergen Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1803  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth/Lisbeth ACKERMAN,   b. Nov 1736, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1755 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aeltje BLAUVELT,   b. 19 Nov 1777 
    Married 30 Jun 1799  Tappan, NY Reformed Church Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    +1. Lourens Jacob TOERS,   b. 6 Oct 1799, Paramus, Bergen, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1825  (Age < 25 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1774 - Bergen County, NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBAPM - 30 Oct 1774 - RDC Paramus, NJ Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The ACKERMAN genealogy has Jacob b. 19 Sep 1774, bp. 20 Oct 1774 but the Jacob b. 19 Sep 1774 and bp. 30 Oct 1774 at Paramus was the s/o "Niklaas and Lisabeth Toirs" with witnesses "Jacob and Saartje Hoppe."

      There was a Nicholas with wife Margrietje who had a bunch of children bp. at Hackensack but no other Nicholas Toers in Paramus index.

      Jacob "of Wieremis" (as noted in the marriage record) is probably the son of Lauwerens and Elizabeth Toers. The Will of Jacob's father dated 28 Nov 1801 identifies him as "Lawrence of Waeremus." Until we can clarify the baptismal record with father "Niklaas," Jacob's birth date will remain uncertain and we will assign him in this line until otherwise corrected.

      What we do know, from the description below, from the Relics Newsletter of the Pascack Historical Society, November 1973, is that he built a house on Werimus Road near Woodcliff Lake, NJ in Bergen County.


      This sandstone and frame house stood on the east side of Werimus Road near #20 Werimus Road, the site of the modern day residence at that address. The main portion was built of sandstone, above which a full second story of frame was added. The single slant roof with early dormers may have been raised from the original level. A frame kitchen wing to the west was a story and a half with “lie on your stomach” windows on the second floor.

      The house in its original form was built by Jacob Tuers on a farm containing about 40 acres, inherited by Will of his father, Lawrence Tuers (No. 3), proved on March 5, 1803. Jacob was married about 1798, and had one son, Lawrence, who died before his father leaving two children, Ellen and Jacob. When Jacob, Senior, died in 1850, he devised the homestead and farm to granddaughter Ellen, wife of Thomas Banta. The Banta family lived here until 1901, when the farm was sold to Martha and Daniel Lewis. They operated a dairy on the property and it was during their ownership that the old house was destroyed by fire. The old barn survives to the north of the present dwelling. [3]

    • Jacob and Saartje Hoppe witnesses

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Blauvelt Genealogy, Louis L. Blauvelt.

    2. [S24] Ackerman Family Genealogy, Barbara W. Tobey, Unverified.

    3. [S695] Tuers-Banta House, Pascack Historical Society.