Sunday, June 11, 2017

BROOKLYN - The Garret Bergen Home, Third Avenue Between 33rd and 34th Streets

According to The American Magazine, Volume 40, pages 235-236, the vanished Bergen Homestead is haunted.

The Battle of Long Island was fought on August 27, 1776.  

The date of 1564 mentioned in the article is incorrect.  The house was built in 1662 by a widow named Mary Thomas.  It was sold by a William Thomas to Teunis Bergen (1730-1807) in 1763.  The Bergens were early settlers of New Amsterdam.  The Teunis G. Bergen mentioned in the article was a politician and a United States Representative from New York.  

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