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  • Name Matthew NEWKIRK 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jul 1811 
    Person ID I805  The Turses
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2010 

    Father Garrit NEWKIRK,   b. 18 Nov 1696, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1785  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Catrina CUYPER,   d. 12 Sep 1751 
    Married 5 Sep 1730 
    Family ID F579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catelyntje Arentsen TOERS,   b. Feb 1735 
     1. Garrett M NEWKIRK,   b. 9 Apr 1766, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1832  (Age 66 years)
     2. Arent (Aaron) NEWKIRK,   b. 22 Oct 1768,   d. 1 Apr 1849  (Age 80 years)
     3. Hendrick (Henry) NEWKIRK,   b. 22 Jun 1771
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mattheus Cornelissen, who is said to have been a native of Nieuwkercke (New Church), Friesland Holland, emigrated to America in about the year 1660, and after landing and staying at New Amsterdam a short while went to Flatbush, L. I., where he bought and located on a "Bouwerie" of about thirty-six acres of land, butting, as his deed declared, on "Corlears Flats." This tract he sold March 10, 1665, to one Arent Eyertse, and he removed thence to the "Town of Bergen," in NJ. Here, he married one Anna Luby, daughter of Jacob Luby, who had served as a non-commissioned officer (Sergeant) in the Dutch West India service, but who had for some years been a resident and landholder at Bergen. Mattheus Cornelissen assumed the surname of Newkirk - in honor of his birthplace, no doubt. He leased lands at Bergen, which were afterward conveyed, to his children. His occupation seems to have been that of a farmer. His wife, Anna, died December 20, 1685, and he married in 1686 Catharine Pouwless, a daughter of Poulus Pieterse, of Bergen. She died in April 1764. The children of Matthew Cornelissen Van New Kirk were twelve - five by the first wife and seven by the second wife: Gertrude, Gerritie, Jacomina, Cornelius, Jacob, Jannetje, John, Jannetje, Peter, Gerrit, Poulus, and Cornelius. Those by the first wife scattered to different parts of the country, while those of the second wife remained in Bergen County, inheriting all their mother's property, which was considerable. The eleventh of these children, Gerrit Newkirk (2d gen.), born at Bergen November 18, 1696, married September 5, 1730, Catrina, daughter of Hendrick Kuyper (Cooper). She died September 12, 1751. He died April 23, 1785. Their children of the third generation were four: Catrina, Janneke, Matthew, and Henry.

      Matthew (3d gen.) married Caroline (Catelyntje Arentsen Toers), daughter of Arent Toers. He died July 10, 1811, leaving three children: Garret M., Aaron, and Henry.

      Source: Genealogical History Of Hudson And Bergen Counties NJ - JAMES S. NEWKIRK

      Originally published in 1900
      Cornelius Burnham Harvey, Editor

      JAMES S. NEWKIRK, Secretary and Treasurer of the Provident Institution for Savings, of Jersey City, was born in Bergen (now Jersey City) September 9, 1852. His family at one time was one of the most numerous in Hudson, and the name is still very common. More than a century ago some members of the family settled in New York State, in Ulster and Sullivan Counties, where their numerous descendants have spread rapidly and become prominent in the various walks of life.