Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - Lafayette St. looking East
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - Medical Center
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - The Fish Net & Twine Co.
Found at St Augustine Lighthouse, St Augustine, Florida
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

The Fish Net & Twine Co.
Found at St Augustine Lighthouse, St Augustine, Florida
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Where is Jersey City, New Jersey, USA? 

Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA

Henry Hudson, seeking an alternate route to East Asia, anchored his small vessel Halve Maen (English: Half Moon) at Sandy Hook, Harsimus Cove and Weehawken Cove, and elsewhere along what was later named the North River. After spending nine days surveying the area and meeting its inhabitants, he sailed as far north as Albany. By 1621, the Dutch West India Company was organized to manage this new territory and in June 1623, New Netherland became a Dutch province, with headquarters in New Amsterdam. Michael Reyniersz Pauw received a land grant as patroon on the condition that he would establish a settlement of not fewer than fifty persons within four years. He chose the west bank of the North River (Hudson River) and purchased the land from the Lenape. This grant is dated November 22, 1630 and is the earliest known conveyance for what are now Hoboken and Jersey City...

The City of Jersey was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 28, 1820, from portions of Bergen Township, while the area was still a part of Bergen County. The city was reincorporated on January 23, 1829, and again on February 22, 1838, at which time it became completely independent of North Bergen and was given its present name...wikipedia


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1630 - Jersey City founded
Called Pavonia, it was the first Dutch settlement in New Jersey
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News  1824 - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.
Baltimore, July 15.
The New York papers received this morning, furnish an account of another unfortunate accident occasioned by the explosion of a steam boiler - The Editor of the Commercial Advertiser says, that on Monday evening he went to Jersey City and saw the wreck of the ferry boat and...Read MORE...



1844 - Jersey City
JERSEY CITY lies on the west hank of the Hudson, opposite New York, on a peninsula, the Indian name of which was Arese-heck. It was sometimes called, by the Dutch, Areseck-Houck. Soon after the arrival, in 1638, of William Kieft, Director-general of the Dutch West India Co., he had in his...Read MORE...


News  1865 - EXTENSIVE CONFLAGRATION IN JERSEY CITY - SEVERAL MANUFACTORIES BURNED DOWN - LOSS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of the American Drug Mills, located on the corner of Washington and Morgan streets, Jersey City. The flames spread rapidly, and in less than twenty minutes the entire building - a five-story brick structure - was...Read MORE...


News  1869 - A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bead at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.
He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five cents. Friends in Newtown, Conn., got his money.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
December 4, 1869
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News  1889 - BIG BLAZE IN JERSEY CITY.
A fire in Jersey City late last night that flamed very high and cast its bright reflection far over the waters of the harbor gave many persons the impression that the Red Star docks were burning.
It was not these, but some buildings on the west and south that were destroyed.

The fire caught...Read MORE...



News  1902 - February 9 – Fire levels 26 city blocks of Jersey City. (New Jersey)

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February 9, 1902
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News  1907 - GRAND STAND CAVES IN. ONE KILLED AND MANY HURT AT JERSEY CITY BASEBALL GAME.
One boy was killed, another had his right leg broken and several persons received scratches and bruises when a grandstand on the St. John's baseball grounds, at Seeman Avenue and Larch Street, Jersey City, caved in yesterday afternoon.

The boy killed was RUSSEL NIELSON, of No. 270 Van Winkle...Read MORE...



1916
Jersey City, capital of Hudson co., N.J., on the right or W. bank of the Hudson River, at its entrance into New York Bay and opposite New York city, from which it is 1 mile distant and with which constant communication is maintained by several lines of ferries. It adjoins Hoboken on the N. and...Read MORE...


1916 - July 30 - Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, NJ.

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News  1948 - TWO ARE KILLED AS BUILDING FALLS.
Jersey City, N.J., March 28. - (AP) - A three-story brick building suddenly crumbled Sunday and two persons were crushed to death in the wreckage. Three others were injured.

The building is in the factory section of Jersey City. It took police and firemen more than two hours before they could...Read MORE...



1964 - August 2 - Race riot in Jersey City NJ
Race riots broke out in Jersey City, 71 stores damaged, 46 people injured.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Reed
America/USA  Clifford Carver Reed (04/06/1913, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - 05/24/1998, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Sinclair
America/USA  Edward Sinclair (abt. 1854, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - , )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Curtis
America/USA  John G. Curtis (1817, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA - 3 February 1869, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Decker
America/USA  Sarah Jane Decker (August 1817, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA - 23 May 1894, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Jacobs
immigrant Holland/Netherlands  Tryntje Jacobs (abt. 1620, , Netherlands - 11 May 1677, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Watters
America/USA  Eleanor A Watters (2 November 1881, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - 29 April 1965, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA) gravestone
 


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