Johannes Bertholf

September 1720–1811 (Age 90)
Saddle River, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Johannes

When Johannes Bertholf was born in September 1720, in Saddle River, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, his father, Quirinus Bertholf, was 32 and his mother, Annetje Reyerson, was 21. He married Wybrecht "Bridget" LaRoe on 3 December 1742, in New Barbados Township, Bergen, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1811, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Bertholf
Wybrecht "Bridget" LaRoe
Marriage: 3 December 1742
Catharina Bertholf
Samuel Bertholf
Corynus "Crines" Bertholf
Samuel Bertholf
Hendrick Bertholf
Annatje Bertholf
Trientje Bertholf
Johannis Bertholf

Spouse and Children

3 December 1742
New Barbados Township, Bergen, New Jersey, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 55

"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."

Age 56

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1790 · Trenton - State Capital

Age 70

Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Bertolf, composed of the elements berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ + wolf ‘wolf’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hannes Bertolf in entry for Trientje Bertolf, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Joannis Bertholf in entry for Samuel Bertholf, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
  • Joannes Bertholf, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"

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