THE QUACKENBUSH FAMILY in Bergen
and Hudson Counties are descended from Peter Quackenbush, of
Oostgeest, Holland. His son, Rynier Pietersen Van Quackenbosch,
came to America in 1673-74 and located at New Amsterdam, where
he married, March 2, 1674, Elizabeth Jans, of Flushing, L. I.
He was a carpenter by trade, and prsued that calling in New Amsterdam.
His wife having died in 1691, he married, the following year,
Classie Jacobse. He had a large family of children, among whom
were Abraham, Jacob, and John. Abraham settled at Schraalenburgh
in Bergen County and married Susanna, a daughter of Samuel Hellings
(Helms), by whom he had issue ten chidlren. His brother John
married Lena Van Houten, and his brother Jacob married Ann Brower.
John and Jacob both located in the northerly part of Bergen.
Abraham, John, and Jacob each reared large families, from whom
having sprung numerous descendants now scattered over Bergen
History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor,
Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing
Company, 1900, page 178-179.