Guide to the Glossary of Jacob H. Schoon maker ca. 1801 MG 835


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Guide to the Glossary of Jacob H. Schoonmaker
ca. 1801
MG 835

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Inventory prepared by Chad Leinaweaver as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. March 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jacob H. Schoonmaker
Title: Jacob H. Schoonmaker Glossary
Dates: ca. 1801
Abstract: A Dutch glossary of religious words and personal and place names drawn from scriptural, theological, and historical works.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 835
Language: Dutch

Biographical Note

Jacob Schoonmaker was born in Acquackanonck (present-day Passaic), New Jersey on May 11, 1777, son of Henricus Schoonmaker, a Dutch Reformed minister in Acquackanonck from 1774-1799 (and both Acquackanonck and Totowa from 1799-1816). Jacob received his A.B. from Columbia College (1799), graduated from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Dutch Church in America at New Brunswick (1801), and later received his Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from Dickinson College (1831). He was licensed as a clergy at Paramus, New Jersey in 1801 and was ordained in New York in 1802. He served as the pastor of First Reformed Dutch Church of Newtown, Long Island (later known as Elmhurst, and now part of the Borough of Queens in the city of New York) and the Queens First Reformed (Dutch) Church in Jamaica, New York from 1802-1849, and solely for Jamaica from 1849-1850. He was President of the General Synod in 1828. His son, Richard L. Schoonmaker, was also a Dutch Reformed minister, serving the Glen Reformed Church in upstate New York. Jacob Schoonmaker died on April 10, 1852.

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Scope and Content Note

A Dutch glossary of religious words and personal and place names drawn from scriptural, theological, and historical works. Many of the entries cite Biblical scripture, as well as other religious texts. In some cases several definitions of a word are provided; all of the entries are in Dutch.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Schoonmaker, Jacob, 1777-1852.
Subject Topics:
Dutch language–Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Reformed Protestant Dutch Church–Clergy.
Subject Places:
Jamaica (New York, N.Y.)–Religious life and customs.
New Jersey–Religious life and customs.
Newtown (Queens County, N.Y.)–Religious life and customs.
New York–Religious life and customs.
Document Types:
Subject Occupations
Clergy–New Jersey.

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Related Material

For materials related to the Dutch Reformed Church at the New Jersey Historical Society, see:

Manuscript Group 644, Reformed Church of Jesus Christ (Totowa, N.J.) Record Book

Manuscript Group 682, Lloyd Family (Belleville, N.J.) Papers

Manuscript Group 959, John Nelson Abeel Papers (Dutch Reformed Minister)

Manuscript Group 1045, Aaron Lloyd Registry Book (Dutch Reformed Minister)

Manuscript Group 1228, Jacob Chamberlain Papers (Theology Student)

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The source of this collection is unknown.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 835, Jacob H. Schoonmaker Glossary, The New Jersey Historical Society.

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Vanderberge, Peter N., ed. Historical Directory of the Reformed Church in America, S.l.: s.n., 1966, 154.

Weis, Frederick Lewis. “The Colonial Clergy of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania,” Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 66:2 (1956), 309.

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