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Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

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Where is Brooklyn, New York, USA? 

Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, as well as the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is the most populous county in New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan).

Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city (and previously an authorized village and town within the provisions of the New York State Constitution, until January 1, 1898 when, after a long political campaign and public relations battle during the 1890s, according to the new Municipal Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated with the other cities, boroughs and counties to form the modern "City of New York" surrounding the Upper New York Bay with five constituent boroughs. It continues however to maintain a distinct culture, as befitting the former second or third largest city in America during the later 19th Century. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic and nationality groups and cultures predominate...

Flatlands is a neighborhood in the southeast part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 18. Originally an independent town, Flatlands became part of the City of Brooklyn in 1896.

Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Founded in 1651 by Dutch colonists... Flatbush was a town prior to being incorporated into the City of Brooklyn, and its former border runs through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.Wikipedia


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Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - View from Cowanus Heights, Brooklyn
American Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

View from Cowanus Heights, Brooklyn
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840

Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - Hotel Margaret, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

Hotel Margaret, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - The Cables, Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

The Cables, Brooklyn Bridge, New York
  

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1845 - January 1 - The Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn is completed

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1859
BROOKLYN, the cap. of King's co., in the state of New York, U.S., 146 m. S of Albany, and 227 m....Read MORE...

News  1868 - Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., has 1,700 members; the First Church of Oberlin, Ohio, has 1,400 members -
the two largest Congregational churches in the country.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 25, 1868
News  1869 - Laura Cresswell, a teacher in one of the Brooklyn public schools, was burned to death the other night, by the explosion of a kerosene lamp.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 3, 1869
News  1870 - January 3 - Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883

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January 3, 1870
News  1876 - THE HOLOCAUST. The Story as it Stood at Two O'clock This Afternoon. AN UNPRECEDENTED HORROR. EVERY HOUR ADDING TO THE LIST OF THE DEAD. THE CALAMITY NOT YET MEASURED.
A Hundred Bodies Recovered from the Ruins and a Hundred More Visible.
GENERAL FEATURES OF THE...Read MORE...

News  1882 - KINGS COUNTY ASYLUM FIRE. TWO INMATES PERISH.
Flatbush, N. Y., Feb. 21. - The east wing of the Kings County Insane Asylum, at Flatbush, New York, ...Read MORE...

1883 - Brooklyn Bridge opens

News  1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
AGONIZING !!!!!
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to...Read MORE...

News  1884 - MEETING WITH A CRASH. PROBABLE FATAL COLLISION ON THE CONEY ISLAND RAILROAD.
Brooklyn, July 15. - A collision occurred on the Brooklyn Bath and Coney Island railroad, near...Read MORE...

News  1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...The policemen on the Brooklyn bridge report that the shock was distinctly felt there, and the...Read MORE...

News  1888 - America for Americans
BROOKLYN, N. Y., Nov. 24 - "Deacon" Richardson has given notice that hereafter only American...Read MORE...

News  1897 - BRAVE POLICEMAN FARRELL Saves Lives of Passengers of a Brighton Beach Train at Risk of His Own. THWARTS TRAIN WRECKERS
Catches Five Boys Wedging Stones in an Opened Switch - Hampered by Two Prisoners, He Works as the...Read MORE...

1898 - January 1 - Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY

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News  1898 - The Greatest Suspension Bridge in the world
is the Brooklyn Bridge, which also leads the world in the number of its daily passengers. Its...Read MORE...

1903 - December 19 - Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn & Manhattan

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News  1904 - DEATH IN ELEVATED WRECK
Three Fatalities and Many Injured in Brooklyn Collision.

Electric Train, Crowded with...Read MORE...

News  1904 - IMPALED ON WAGON SHAFT.
James Jones of No. 76 Oakland street, Brooklyn, was impaled yesterday afternoon on the shaft of an...Read MORE...

News  1904 - BOY CRUSHED UNDER CAR.
Pinioned under the forward truck of a trolley car in Wyckoff avenue, near Temple avenue, Brooklyn,...Read MORE...

1916
Brooklyn, a former city of Kings co., N.Y., since Jan. 1, 1898, a borough of the city of New York,...Read MORE...

News  On October 16, 1916 Sanger opened a family planning and birth control clinic at 46 Amboy Street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, the first of its kind in the United States.
Nine days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested.
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October 16, 1916
News  1918 - November 1 - 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn

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November 1, 1918
News  1922 - BROOKLYN FACTORY FIRE TRAPS SCORES.
ONE MAN KILLED AND MANY SUFFER INJURIES.
GIRLS LEAP FROM FLAMES.
WOMEN IN LOFT SECTION CAUGHT...Read MORE...

News  1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
... In Brooklyn, JOSEPH LAUZON, 55, street car motorman, was electrocuted when he stepped from his...Read MORE...

1955 - Brooklyn Dodgers won World Series


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1663
Marten RYERSON (14 May 1638 - 1687) & Annetje Jorise RAPALJE (8 February 1646 - 7 March 1681)
married 14 May 1663

1683
Jan Albertse TERHUNE (bef. 1650 - ) & Annetje Roelofse SCHENCK (1663 - 25 March 1688)
married 1 July 1683

1708
Albert Janse TERHUNE ( - bef. 1722) & Aaltje Stevense VAN VOORHEES ( - )
married 17 October 1708

1884
Charles Smith PARKER (29 November 1853 - 1901) & Elizabeth VAN MATER (28 November 1854 - 16 June 1931)
married 1884

1888
Frank Wood HAVILAND (15 May 1858 - 1894) & Mabel Stella GERRY (12 December 1859 - 21 October 1907)
married 31 October 1888
Michael T HOGAN (29 January 1864 - 15 November 1943) & Mary CARRAGHER (15 April 1859 - 26 April 1937)
married 1 April 1888

1914
Samuel Ethan ALLEN (10 January 1882 - 3 September 1950) & Eleanor May THEINERT (16 May 1892 - 11 June 1955)
married 5 May 1914

1918
Richard Ferdinand ALENCE (6 June 1894 - 20 February 1949) & Beatrice THEINERT (12 December 1893 - 31 October 1943)
married 17 July 1918
 

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