Brouwer, Brower, Brewer

Chris Chester, “New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer,” New Netherland Connections vol. 13, no. 4 (2008).

Richard D. Brewer, Scott Kraus and William B. Bogardus, “DNA Analysis: Adam Brouwer Berckhoven, Elias Brouwer of New Jersey, and John Brewer of Ohio,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 138 (Oct. 2007).

William J. Hoffman, “Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family,” The American Genealogist vols. 23 & 24 (1947, 1948).

William J. Hoffman, “Brouwer Notes No. II,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 72 (1941).

William J. Hoffman, “Brouwer Corrections,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 69 (1938).

John Reynolds Totten, “Brouwer (Brower-Brewer) Family Notes,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 67 (1936). [NOTE: Contains errors subsequently corrected by Wm. J. Hoffman].

Teunis G. Bergen, Register in Alphabetical Order of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island (New York: S.W. Green’s Sons, 1881). [NOTE: This work as long been superseded and should not be used as a sole source].


Anneke Jans, Everardus Bogardus, their Desendants and the Famous Lawsuit

Willem Frijhoff, Fulfilling God’s Mission, The Two Worlds of Domine Everardus Bogardus 1607-1647 (Leiden. Boston: Brill, 2007). [Epilogue is titled, “The Anneke Jans Story”].

William Brower Bogardus, Dear “Cousin”: A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation (Wilmington, OH: Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1996).

William J. Parry, “The Heirs of Anneke Jans Bogardus Versus Trinity Church: A Chronicle of New York’s Most Prolonged Legal Dispute,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 125 (April 1994).

William Brower Bogardus, “Anneke Jans-Bogardus and Adam Brouwer Research Aid Bibliography” (Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Assoiciation, 1989). Available online here. (Note: The PDF file must be downloaded).

George O. Zabriskie, “Anneke Jans in Fact and Fiction,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 104 (April 1973).

John Reynolds Totten, “Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands, Roelof Jans (or Jansen) and Rev. (Domine) Everardus Bogardus and Their Descendants to the Third Generation,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 56 (July 1925). [NOTE: There are errors in this work and it is superseded by William B. Bogardus’ Dear Cousin, above].



David Ross Brower, For Earth’s Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower (Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 1990)

Charles Brower, Fifty Years Below Zero (Long Riders Guild Press, 2001)


New Netherland/New Amsterdam/New York

Jaap Jacobs, The Colony of New Netherland: A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2009)

Bill Greer, The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan(Book Surge Publishing, 2009). Fiction.

Russell Shorto, The Island at the Center of the World (New York: Doubleday, 2004)

Janny Venema, Beverwijck, A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664 (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2003)

Adriaen van der Donck, A Description of New Netherland, edited by Charles T. Gehring and William A. Starna, translated by Diederik Wilem Goedhuys, Foreward by Russell Shorto (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2008)

Bartlett Burleigh James and J. Franklin Jameson, editors, Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1913)

Charles T. Gehring and William A. Starna, editors, A Journey into Mohawk and Oneida Country, 1634-1635: The Journal of Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, wordlist and linguistic notes by Gunther Michelson (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1988)

Chris Chester

updated October 14, 2011