- Schenck, Peter Teunis
- Call number
- MssCol NYGB 18224
- Physical description
- .21 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Peter Teunis Schenck receipt book, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Peter Teunis Schenck (1752-1808) was a miller in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Upon his death, the mill was taken over by his son, Peter P. Schenck (1798-1832). The Schenck family descended from Jans Martense Schenck and his brother Roelof Martense Schenck, early settlers in the Dutch town of Nieuw Amersfoort, now the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. The collection consists of a receipt book from a mill in Brooklyn owned by Peter Teunis Schenck and his son Peter P. Schenck. Later entries were added by Peter P. Schenck's widow, Jane Meserole Schenck
Presented to the New York Biographical & Genealogical Society by Margaret Robertson Russell in 1947.
- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Genealogy
- Bushwick (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century
- Flatlands (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
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