Van De Bogart

Van De Bogart families

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Head Stones of the Van De Bogart family - 2006

Photo 1971 | Photo 2004

Evergreen Cemetery, Tannersville, New York

The Catskills 1921 - by: Willard Van De Bogart Sr.

Father: Willard George Van De Bogart

Born: July 4, 1904 - Tannersville, NY - Died Sept. 17, 1971 - Lynn, Massachusetts
Married: Viola Beatrice Casault - Born: April 17, 1917 - Lynn, Massachusetts - Died Feb. 10, 1992

Click on parents for a different pose: October 1938

Married in the Dutch Reform Church, Tannsersville, NY 1938 - By Jacob Van Ess, D.D.
Attendants: Vera M. Penrose of Tannersville, NY, and Roger Ford of Haines Falls, NY

Children: Willard George Van De Bogart Jr. - Born: December 29,1939 - Hunts Point Hospital, Bronx, NY
Carolyn Lee Van De Bogart - Born: April 21,1945 - Everett, Massachusetts

Willard and Carolyn - 1952 / Willard - 1957: Click for larger view

Willard George Van De Bogart Jr. marries Suwana Fachcha, (Thai ID NO. 3-6005-00108-06-3)
(Province Nakhon Sawan - BanPot Phisai, Bang nagai, Thailand)

Daughter: Nanteta Van De Bogart, (Thai ID NO. 1-6005-01250-29-1) - Born: November 11, 2002

Son: Siva Willard Van De Bogart - Born December 2, 2009 in BanPhot Phisai

Grandparents Father's side:

Grandfather: Lester Van De Bogart

Born 1878 - Tannersville, NY

This will help connect the Van De Bogart genealogy prior to Lester Van De Bogart. If any member of the Van De Bogart lineage sees a family connection with this information please contact me at my email address:
The Van de Bogart family is a hard one to research in the census records, they are indexed in many different ways.

I have Lester and family on the 1910 census, but can not find them on later ones. The family on 1900 has the fathers name overwritten and some have read it as Walter, but I thought perhaps it was William. Lester George Van de Bogart and his brother William Congdon Van de Bogart were on the 1917/18 draft cards.

A William about the correct age is listed in Columbia Co. in 1880 with wife Anna, no children yet both working in a cotton mill In 1870 a Jane Van de Bogart 57 has sons John, and William, he is age 24 in Ulster co. at Woodstock, in 1850 the family still there, with the father Phillip and wife Jane, John , Angelica, and William age 4.
I believe that to be the lineage. I then looked at the LDS Site and they have the following:

Lester Van de Bogart b abt 1871 (Draft Card says Oct 6 1878) of Ulster County, married about 1891 Lydia Wase b abt 1872 The son of William Congdon V deB, b 26 Feb 1846 Shady Ulster County, married about 1866 Arsulia Young,(perhaps Anna Arsulia ),b abt 1848. Grandson of Phillip V de B, b 4 Oct 1797 of Shady, Ulster Co, married abt 1832 at Shady, Jane Congdon b abt 1806 Hyde Park New York, dau of William Congdon abt 1775 Hyde Park, died 13 Oct 1799 there, and Eva De Mille b 1777 Hyde Park, d aft 1807 Hyde Park.

I have found not everything on this sight can be trusted to be correct, but it fits closely to what I find on the census records. I find Lester's brother William C. on the 1930 census as a widower age 46, as a roomer, and still a carpenter.

Grandmother: Lidia Wase (Grama)

Children: Willard George Van De Bogart

Lewis Wase Van De Bogart

Grandparents Mother's side:

Grandfather: Charles Casault

Grandmother: Alice St. Clair (Nana)

Children: Viola Beatrice Casault

Doris Casault

Charles Casault Jr.

The father of Lidia Wase, (My Grandfather on my father's mothers side) Benjamin Wase, served in the Civil War of the United States. Click on Honorable Discharge of Benjamin Wase to see this historical early american document of 1865.

Van De Bogart related links:

Photo of Willard George Van De Bogart Jr. March, 1998
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Who were the Van De Bogart's?

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The Dutch in New Netherlands
From Theta McCrory Hall, 1973, Library of Congress Card catalog No. 73-77478

When the Van De Bogart's came to this country it was not New York, but New Amsterdam. William of Orange - father of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, also known as "William the Silence", was the first king of the Netherlands. In 1584, the Act of Abjuration, was the declaration that gave Holland its independence from Spain, and influenced by Thomas Jefferson. William and Mary had a daughter who eloped with a Count Van De Bogart, and came to the United States. When the French Hugenots immigrated to Holland they got Van added to thir names. There was a family line of French Counts who thus took the Van De Bogart name. The history will focus on the Dutch lineage.

Sometime in 1524, Georannida Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, recorded his visit to an uncharted coastal region now known as the New York Bay Area. His visit was the first of the early explorers and navigators to be recorded. But almost a century elapsed (1609) before Henry Hudson piloted his "Half Moon" up the River which now bears his name, and it was 1613 before trading posts were set up by the West India Company in Ft. Orange, (now Albany). The forrested coasts of the Indian's Island of Mannahatta had been officially invaded and soon would be named by the invaders, "Dutch New Netherlands".

Although French, Dutch, and English traders were already busy trading beads and trinkets for furs and food from the Indians, the first permanent Dutch colonists did not arrive until May of 1624. A year later more settlers arrived with Peter Minuet, the first Director General of the Colony and purchaser extrordinaire who, as everyone knows, bought Manhattan Island from the Indians for $24.00.

The West India Company was organized for trade and profit, not for colinization and conquest. Colonization was used to secure the Company's monopoly in trade with the powerful cofederacy of the linguistic stock of Iroquoian, Onondagas, Cayugas, Mohawks,and Senecas who ruled the region. Thus only a few men of wealth and position bought large tracks of land. These landlords, or Patroons and Waloons soon became as powerful as the old feudal lords of Europe. Several of own ancestral line numbered among these landlords. It was an accepted way of life those days and since this book is not for moralizing nor to expound political and religious theories, we will leave it here. Our job has been to research and record the facts.

Often when researching a paternal name line, we lose sight of the fact that a grandmother is as much to us as a grandfather. We neglect the maternal. Therefore, we have incorporated here all known decendants of maternal lines and have also found and recorded the ancestors to the immigrants of one strong line, that of Annetje van den Bogaerdt, or as the family knew of her, Ann Bogart.

The name Bogart originated from "Boomgardtmen", or men of the gardens or orchards. There were five separate Bogaerdt families into early New Netherlands. This included Bogardus. The suffix "us" being the latinized form used by Leyton College graduates this era, especially those with a Doctorate in Divinity. Our line was the only Bogart that retained the use of "van den" or "from the". Many of this line have retained it to the present time. Apparently ours dropped it during or shortly after the War for Independence.

Our immigrant ancestor this line was Annetje's gr-gr=grandfather, the Doctor Harmense Myndert van den Bogaerdt who embarked from Zeeland in 1631 via the ship "Endraght". He was ship's surgeon and later surgeon of Ft. Orange, but performed many other services for the colony, including collaborator, trader, and friend of the Indians.

Other Dutch collaterals into this early line who were also direct line ancestors were Andriessen, Barentszen, Hendrix, Hendricks, Jacobszen, Schermerhorn, Switz, Thiis, Van Fliet, Van de Vere, Van Vorhout, Van Wegenen, and Viele. At least, four other lines were collateral, the English Masten or Marston, the French Huguenots, Du Trieuz (Truax) and Noriet and van der Linden or Lynde. Al these lines are more fully discussed and charted in the following chapters.

The Dutch system of naming, which seems complicated, is in fact an aid to identification, especially their practice of naming witnesses to baptisms and marriages. The witnesses were preferably grandparents or other close relatives. The patronimics not only indicate the parent's name, but states the sex of the individual. That is, the nAme endings se, szen, sen, state the child is "the son of" (whatever the name); s, sd, je, state she is "the daughter of". Examples in the van den Bogaerdt family are:
Harmense Myndertse van den Bogaerdt is the son of Myndert. (in Zeeland)
Mynderts Harmense van den Bogaerdt is the son of Harmense Myndert.
Annetje Aerts is Anna the daughter of Aerdt or Aardt.

The patronimics with the "van der", "van de", or "van den" which state from what place, person or event the individual comes, is helpful. For example, the Bogaerdts, originally Boomgardtmen, are men "from the" gardens or orchards; the van Vorhouts were people from the village of Vorhout in Holland; the van de veres were "from" the ferry. The Dutch habit of taking nicknames and happenings for naming and identifying is somewhat less helpful. For instance,the van Cronkites began life as children of the cripple; von Grots were from big people; Storm van der Zee was a child born in a storm at sea on his way to the colony. His descendants took for surnames both Storm and van der Zee although the parent name was "Brett". And because of the absence of a "van der" in his name, our Immigrant Ancestor, Andries Barentszen remain unidentified. There were too many Barents in the Colony. Several wives, Lysbet Thiis or Thys, Hilletje Hendricks, Arientje (mar. Swits) also not identified.

A few Dutch names Anglicized:
Aardt, Aerdt---ArthurBrechtje---Rebecca
Derick, Dirck,---Richard
Jannetje---Janet or Jane

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Van Den Bogaerdt


Several different Bogart families immigrated the colony of New Netherlands, from Holland before 1700.The Doctor Harmense Myndert van den Bogaerdt was the first. He came over in 1631 as Surgeon on the ship EENDRAGHT. Historians disagree as to whether the several Bogart families were related and we have no data nor opinions on the subject, but will state that members of the different families witnessed baptisms, wills, and other legal documents for members of the various other families, and certainly it was the custom of the times for relatives to witness whenever possible.

Doctor van den Bogaerdt was known on the early records variously - Boghart, Boogaerdt, Borchard, Booghardy, and De Bogaerdt. This latter spelling of his name led many historians to believe he was of Spanish descent. This and the fact that he named his first son, Francois, and that there were de Bogaerdts in Brazil this period, would lend support to this theory. For several generations his descendents followed his example, and retained the prefix Van der, Van den, or Van de to the Bogart or Bogaerdt, and many still do.

Little is known of his European background. He was born Zeeland in 1612, obviously of gentle birth, and had received a good education. (Ref. "Excerpts from the Journal, an Expedition Into the Mohawk and Oneida Countries", p. 34). It is said he was a Huguenot, but the records do not sustain it. Many of his descendants claim he was knighted in France before he moved to Holland. We have not followed through on this, and the record shows only that he was in the employ of the West Indian Company when he immigrated New Netherlands.

In 1633, van den Bogaerdt was appointed, Surgeon of Fort Orange (Albany), and was given leadership of an exploring party which during the latter part of 1634 and the beginning of 1635, was sent into the Seneca and Oneida countries for the purpose of establishing closer commercial relations with the Indians, and he appears to have given his position in Albany, and in September 1635, he went on a cruise to the West Indies on the Privateer LA GARCE, of which he was part owner.

Prior to his long and perilous journey to the West Indies, Bogaerdt made a will in which he bequeathed his property to his future wife, Jillisje Claes Switz, whose father, Claes Cornelius, Switz (in 1642) was murdered by the Indians at the massacre of Turtle Bay in Manhattan. Later, van den Bogaerdt was appointed commisary of stores at New Amsterdam, in which capacity he was often sent on trading expeditions among the Indians who inhabited Staten Tsland.

Later in 1642, the Raritan Indians requested that Director General Keift send a raiding party to their country. Consequently, the yacht VREEDE was loaded with the necessary articles of barter. It was dispatched under the direction of Dr. Van den Bogaerdt, and the ship anchored in the Kill van Kull between Staten Island and New Jersey. What appeared at first as a friendly gester on the part of the Indians, proved to be a hostile maneuver. But after a brief altercation, the VREEDE was able to escape during a severe thunderstorm, and returned to New Amsterdam.

In 1644, Director Keift considered that he might beneficially annoy the Spaniards on the high seas. The LA GARCE was again leased for the purpose of conquest in the West Indies. Captain Blauvelt with Van den Bogaerdt and crew made the voyage and returned April 27, 1644 with two Spanish ships laden with tobacco, ebony, sugar and wine. Again they had survived a fierce altercation in the Caribbean.

In 1645, Van den Bogaerdt was agin appointed commissary at Albany where he was the "good angel" who, that year, attended upon, and saved the life of Father Jaques, the French Missionary who worked among the Indians. The Priest had been captured and held prisoner by the Mohawks where his health had broken. He had hovered between life and death for some time.

The next period of Van den Bogaerdt's history was spent in conjunction with the Court at Resselaerwyck. His efforts to regulate the trade in furs, define and evaluate beaver skin was of great value to the colony. His contention was that, if the value of the medium of exchange (SEWAN) could be established, a better relationship could exist. No exact rate had been set. The lengths this man went to carry out his mission is recorded in a "Journal" day by day account of a "Journey into Mohawk and Oneida Country" which for 200n years lay in an attic in Holland, written by him which this author hopes one day to record. On March 16, 1647, he received a patent for a lot "east of the West India Company's five houses on lower Manhatten, then between what is now Stone and Bridge Streets. Further records show that on July 22, 1647 Christian Peterson Rams assigned his share in the Privateer, LA GARCE, to Van den Bogaerdt, and the following day, Bogaerdt complained about the conduct of fiscal Van Dyke in Martin Kriger's tavern. The complaint was entered in New Amsterdam Court records.

In the later part of 1647, Van den Bogaerdt returned to Fort Orange to resume his duties as commissary, and again took up his work among the Indian Tribes on the Mohawk River. We have no date of his death, but it is known he was burned to death in an Indian wigwam.

His widow, Jillisje Claes Switz returned with her three children to New Amsterdam, where she married Jean Labatie. Van den Bogaerdt's share in the LA GARCE was taken over by Adrian van ler Donk and Christian Peterson Rams.

Some of Van den Bogaerdt's descendents settled in Albany, Schenectady, and Dutchess County areas, others in comunities in the Hudon River Valley. In 1686, his son Myndert Harmense and Robert Sanders founded what is now the City of Poughkeepsie. This was a portion of the 12,000 acres of land which was acquired by them, known as the "Minnisinck Patent".

The Catskills: by Willard Van De Bogart - 1921 - A boyhood account.

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