Adam Berckhoven Brouwer

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Adam Berckhoven Brouwer

Nicknames: "Berkhoven", "Berchoven"
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Death: Died in New York, Kings County, New York
Place of Burial: Dutch Churchyard, Brooklyn, New York, Kings County, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Frans Sijmonsen Sijmonsen Brouwer and Caatje Brouwer (N.N.)
Husband of Magdalena Jacobse Verdon
Father of Aeltjie Adams Drake (Brouwer); Pieter Adams Brouwer; Willem Adams BROUWER; Marritje Adams Berkhoven Brouwer; Matthys Adams Brouwer and 17 others
Half brother of Leendert Berkhoven; Anntje; Adam Berkhoven Brouwer and Arij Berkhoven

Occupation: Dutch West India Company soldier. Built and operated a flour mill at Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York.
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About Adam Berckhoven Brouwer

Adam Brouwer seems to have come from Cologne, Germany. According to Totten [Totten01 67:105], Adam Brouwer was described as "a young man from Ceulen [Cologne]" when he married Magdalena Jacobs Verdon.

William Brower Bogardus (Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1121 Linhof Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177-2917) has been working with Prof. Frijoff from the Amsterdam Free University on the question of Adam Brouwer's origin. Mr. Bogardus wrote in his Holiday Season 1997 "Dear 'Cousin'" letter:

"Incidentally, for those who have been seeking the correct parents and ancestry of Adam Brouwer (proof of those already allegedly identified not having been presented)... there is a very high probability that Adam was not only from Cologne but also of German rather than Dutch origin. His birth name may have been "Adolph" and it is possible that the Berchoven name had nothing to do with his family's origin at all."

  • Immigrated: First to Brazil in 1641, on the ship Swol (serving as a soldier for the Dutch West India Company), then to New Netherland in 1642. [Hoffman01 23:194]
  • Occupation(s): Dutch West India Company soldier. With his business partner Isaac de Forest, built and operated a flour mill at Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York. [Hoffman01 23:195]
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Adam Berckhoven Brouwer's Timeline

January 18, 162
Hoorn, Netherlands,
Cologne, Germany
January 18, 1621
Age 5
Katwijk, S Holland, Netherlands
Age 26
Age 26
From Cologne, Germany
March 21, 1644
Age 28
Brooklyn, New York
September 23, 1646
Age 30
New Amsterdam, NY
Age 32
Gowanus, Orange, New York, United States
May 30, 1649
Age 33
New York, NY, New York, USA
March 5, 1651
Age 35
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands