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  • Van Pelt Manor was the name given to an area of Brooklyn, New York that today is part of the section of Bensonhurst. In the early part of the 20th Century it gave its name to a railroad station, a post office, and Public School 128 [1] was known as Van Pelt Manor grammar school.[2]

Eight generations of the Van Pelt family lived at Van Pelt Manor. Some of the more noteworthy were Captain Petrus Van Pelt, who was elected to the New York Provincial Congress in 1776, Teunis Van Pelt Talmage, elected to the New York State Assembly, and John V.B. Van Pelt, the last elected Supervisor (mayor) of New Utrecht before it was annexed by the City of Brooklyn in 1894. Townsend Cortelyou Van Pelt, brother of Supervisor Van Pelt, deeded the Van Pelt Manor House and surrounding grounds to the City of New York for one dollar in 1910.[4] The Manor House was torn down after a fire in 1952, but the grounds, known as Milestone Park, are administered by the New York City Department of Parks as a small recreation area. In the early 1950s the house which was unprotected was used by neighborhood children to play in. The fire was suspected to have started by children whom often built small fires to stay warm while playing in the structure.

Van Pelt Manor was an area in New Utrecht one of the Dutch towns in Brooklyn. Van Pelt Manor was originally owned by the descendants of Teunis Laenen van Pelt, an early Dutch settler. Some authors have written that Teunis Van Pelt was a "Patroon" who was granted manorial rights. Several other tracts of land in New York were designated as "manors', such as Pelham Manor and Livingston Manor. However, author Harold D. Eberlein states: "there never was a duly and legally constituted Van Pelt Manor and this appellation has no defense whatever on any historic grounds. In 1675, 1678 and 1680 considerable tracts of land were acquired by Teunis Van Pelt, the emigre, and added to what he already had previously. These additional holdings in New Utrecht, mentioned in Governor Dongan's Patent of 1686, may have created the impression that the Van Pelts, who were always a prominent family in the neighbourhood, were paving the way for the erection of their possessions to the legal and administrative status of a manor, but if they cherished any such intention it was never consummated." [3] Sources

"1906 Van Pelt Manor Grammar School [P.S. 128]". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-04-29. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (The History of New York City) by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace Eberlein, Harold Donaldson. Manor Houses and Historic Homes of Long Island and Staten Island. Phila: Lippincott, 1928.

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Teuntje Thyssen Laenan Van Pelt's Timeline

1648
1648
Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands
1673
May 9, 1673
Age 25
New York, NY
1673
Age 25
New York, Queens (now Nassau), New York, United States
1675
1675
Age 27
霍尔姆德尔陶恩希普, NJ, USA
1676
1676
Age 28
Brooklyn, NY, USA
1678
1678
Age 28
Flatbush, Long Island, Province of New York
1681
November 13, 1681
Age 28
Amersfoort, Amersfoort, New York, The Netherlands
1682
1682
Age 28
Long Island, New Utrecht, New York, United States
1683
November 1683
Age 28
New Utrecht- Brooklyn, Ny, New York, USA
1688
1688
Age 28
Flatland Li,,New York,USA