Family History Project Deadline Approaches!

24 January 2016
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Please submit by October 31, 2016

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History of Descendants Pieter Van StoutenburgBeginning in 2011, Angeles Oakes has been compiling a genealogical manuscript of the Stoutenburgh family beginning with immigrant Pieter Stoutenburg who died in New York in 1698. Currently within her project she has been able to document facts for 3,362 people in the Stoutenburgh tree, including some Teller descendants.

This project is in the “Eleventh Hour.” Several people have offered to send her documentation for which she is waiting. We want to make sure that your branch is represented, so if you have any such records or documents, please contact us through this website to get in touch with Ms. Oakes.

Ms. Oakes has approached this project with the same strict guidelines of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR.) She began with Walter Graeme Eliot’s family circles. A handful of individuals that made it onto Eliot’s chart would not have made it through the DAR process. She will reserve these for scrutiny upon final review and at minimum include the information as not provable, but likely a descendant.

According to Ms Oakes:

The Dutch Reformed Church kept wonderful records up to the Revolution and those individuals who attended during that period continued as members. After the Revolution there came a freedom to move about without any accountability to Church or State and those children simply left the Church or quit. New York as well as most of the remaining country did not establish legal birth and death records until 1918, leaving almost one hundred years, for those of us who care, to try and establish relationship lines.

It is in this period of time that I find difficulty and especially beginning 1800. The only hope for some of these lines are to find that one scrap of paper someone has in a dusty attic that states lineage. I have personally experienced this in my own line.

There have been unintentional errors over time due to the fact that so many Dutch descendants have the same name over and again, and the person researching didn’t have the luxury we do now with public records being so readily available.

In summary, most individuals can prove their lines back to 1900 quite easily, however if there is documentation that cannot be found as a public document, (newspaper, legal document) I would encourage that a copy should be shared and preserved.

Should you wish your line to be included, please contact us without delay regarding your submission to this project. It is a rare opportunity to be so honored.

For each person she includes in the tree, she needs documentation, such as:

  • Birth & Death Registers
  • Birth & Death Certificates
  • Birth Announcements
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Biographical Printed Material
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Marriage Registers
  • Cemetery Records
  • Probate Records
  • Census Records
  • Military Records
  • Pension Records
  • Church Records
  • Funeral Cards
  • Bible Records
  • Wills
  • Land Deeds
  • Personal letters establishing relationship


Descendants of Pieter Stoutenburg, grandfather of Jacobus Stoutenburgh, are eligible for membership in a number of distinctive organizations, among which are Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and The Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America.

Membership applications to any organization of interest may be reviewed on the websites above. (Just click on the link and you will be directed to their websites.) For our membership it is not necessary to be involved in anything more than the Stoutenburgh-Teller Family Association, which seeks to increase participation with our goals.


As a descendant of the Stoutenburgh and Teller families of Dutch New York, you too can become a member of the Stoutenburgh-Teller Family Association.

STFA_MEMBERSHIP_FORM Click, print, complete. and mail.

The Stoutenburgh Teller Family Association and The Gilbert Stoutenburgh Memorial Trust keeps your information confidential.


Stoutenburgh Cemetery Gates

Stoutenburg Burying Ground
Gilbert Stoutenburgh Memorial Trust

William Stoutenburgh House

William Stoutenburgh Historic Homesite
Hyde Park, New York


Click on the photographs above to read the Poughkeepsie Journal articles by Author/Lecturer Tony Musso.