Trientje Jersey

Brief Life History of Trientje

Trientje Jersey was born on 28 August 1768, in Old Tappan, Bergen, New Jersey, United States as the daughter of Hendrik Jersey. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Hans Abraham Brower.

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Hans Abraham Brower
Trientje Jersey
Antje Brower
John Brouwer

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    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the isle of Jersey in the Channel Islands. This surname is not found in Britain.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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