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Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth County, New Jersey

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George C. Beekman
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When the publication of these articles on the Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth was begun in The Freehold Transcript. I had no idea they would develop to such length. Several of the articles written for the weekly issues of this newspaper read all right therein, but now, gathered together in book form, they appear fragmentary and disconnected. A great deal of time and labor by more than one person has been devoted to gathering material from public records, family papers, tombstone inscriptions, and other original sources of information. Much of this is comprised in short notes and small type, and, by putting these compilations in book form they will be accessible for reference. For there is much work to be done before a full genealogy can be written of either the Conover, Hendrickson, or Schanck families. The illustrations are chiefly old dwelling houses erected by the early settlers or their sons. The buildings are disappear ing before the march of improvement and the decay of time, and in another generation not one will probably be left. Some are of the Dutch style of architecture, others of the English, but they show the radical difference of the two races in character. I have been unable to procure the likeness of any of our pioneer settlers, and therefore was compelled to select persons of the present generation, who bear in form or features a strong family resemblance to their parental ancestors. These selec tions have been made by myself, and solely for the above reason.

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