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From: Richard VanHouten <>
Subject: Re: [D-Col] A few things you might not know about NEW JERSEY
Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 22:19:58 -0400
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> I received this from my friend's friend and thought
> you might be interested.
> I have a question: *Who* opened the first brewery in America
> in Hoboken, NJ in 1642 (during the Colonial Dutch period)?
> From: Roth, Ken A.
> A few things you might not know about NEW JERSEY........
> Here's to New Jersey, the toast of the country! In 1642, the first
> in America opened in Hoboken.
Winfield, Charles Hardenburg, "History of the County of Hudson, New
Jersey, from its earliest settlement to the present time" (1874), pp.
Up to this time, February, 1643, no settlement had been made north of
Hoboken. At this place a farm-house and brew-house had been built and a
bouwerie cleared and planted. Here Aert Teunissen Van Putten and his
(footnote)Van Putten was the first white resident of Hoboken. He leased
the farm February 15, 1640, for twelve years from January 1, 1641.
N.Y.Col.MSS., i., 187. Kieft was to erect a small house, and Van Putten
was to give as rent "the fourth sheaf with which God Almighty shall
favor the field." He cleared the land, fenced the fields, erected the
first brew-house in the county, stocked the place with twenty-eight head
of large cattle, besides hogs, goats, and sheep, and planted a number of
fruit trees. Col.Hist of N.Y., i., 328
I'm skeptical about it being the first brewery in the US, or even in New
Netherlands, though it was likely the first in the present borders of
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