Everardus Bogardus, minister, Dutch Reformed Church

Marble Collegiate Church – Dutch Reformed Church

Everardus Bogardus (1607 – 27 September 1647) was the second minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, the oldest established church in present-day New York, which was then located on Pearl Street (Manhattan) at its first location built in 1633, the year he came to New Amsterdam.

Rev. Bogardus frequently called out the Governor Willem Kieft and prominent citizen Otto Von Twiller from the pulpit for their running of the colony and public drunkeness. He died in a shipwreck while returning to Amsterdam on church business, but his descendants have also made their mark on NYC, including James Bogardus, who pioneered in the construction of cast-iron buildings during the 1840s.

You can find a street named after the family in the Fort Tryon section of Manhattan.

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