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ANNEKE JANS BOGARDUS

—AND HER-

NEW AMSTERDAM ESTATE

PAST AND PRESENT

ROMANCE OF A DUTCH MAIDEN

-AND-

ITS PRESENT DAY NEW WORLD

SEQUEL

HISTORICAL, LEGAL, GENEALOGICAL

COMPILED BY
THOMAS BENTLEY WIKOFF

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

COPYRIGHT 1924

by
THOMAS BENTLEY WIKOFF

All Rights Reserved

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FOREWORD

For the past two hundred or more years, the Anneke Jans Bogardus colonial estate matter has been publicly manifesting itself every decade or so, resulting in much agitation, and the formation of numerous societies and associations, in various parts of the United States composed of descendants; and whom, at the commencement of their campaign, knew practically nothing of an authentic nature regarding the past or present status of the matter, consequently, it was thought by the writer hereof, that the occasion was opportune, and the field ripe for a review setting forth both sides of the case, from its earliest inception to the present time. There being no such book extant it seemed.

With this end in view, the writer conducted an extensive campaign of investigation and research, seeking the light as he proceeded, and laboring with malice toward none, and charity for all, and with due regard for the interests of all concerned, and thus this work is respectfully dedicated to those interested, for the dissemination of the historical, legal and genealogical information and data embodied within these pages.

This treatise, previous to the time of the advent on the scene of the original ancestors, must neces

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