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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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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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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - The Daintiest Maid that ever rode a wheel need not fear to use Dixon's Graphitoleo

Jos. Dixon Crucible Company
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

The Daintiest Maid that ever rode a wheel need not fear to use Dixon's Graphitoleo

Jos. Dixon Crucible Company
Jersey City, N.J.

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box
F. G. Otto & Sons
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box
F. G. Otto & Sons
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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

Lafayette St. looking East

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

Medical Center
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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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...Read MORE...

1844 - Jersey City
JERSEY CITY lies on the west hank of the Hudson, opposite New York, on a peninsula, the Indian name ...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...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...Read MORE...

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 ...Read MORE...

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

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February 9, 1902
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...Read MORE...

1916
Jersey City, capital of Hudson co., N.J., on the right or W. bank of the Hudson River, at its...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 ...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


Frers
flag  Dora FRERS (, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - , )

Reed
World War II Soldier flag  Clifford Carver REED (04/06/1913, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - 05/24/1998, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) gravestone

Sinclair
flag  Edward SINCLAIR (abt. 1854, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Brower
flag  Watson BROWER (1832, , New Jersey, USA - 4 November 1870, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Cole
  John A. COLE (1807, - 25 July 1860, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

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

Daniels
flag  Aeltje DANIELS (21 February 1655, Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange) - 2 June 1692, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA) gravestone

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

Jacobs
immigrant flag  Tryntje JACOBS (abt. 1620, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - 11 May 1677, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Marsh
flag  William M MARSH (1846, , New York, USA - 20 December 1870, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Newton
flag  Ensign Church NEWTON (7 June 1837, Canfield, Ohio, USA - 5 April 1900, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Pease
flag  Edward B PEASE (1816, , New York, USA - 29 January 1870, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Perry
flag  George A. PERRY (1844, , Ireland - 17 July 1866, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Robinson
flag  Henry M ROBINSON (1828, , England (United Kingdom) - 15 October 1869, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Seely
flag  Mortimer SEELY (1837, , New York, USA - 15 March 1866, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
  Theodore SEELY (1827, - 18 September 1867, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Van Forsen
  Barnes VAN FORSEN (1836, - 16 July 1868, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

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

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Cemeteries in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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