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Huyler, Albert V.

ALBERT V. HUYLER.-Johannes (John) Huyler came to America from Holland about 1741, and went to Bergen County, where he married, in 1742, Eva, daughter of Cornelius Banta. He purchased of the heirs of Colonel Jacobus Van Cortlandt a large tract of land (several hundred acres) between Cresskill and Tenafly, extending from the Hudson River to the Tienn Kill, where he resided until his death. His children were Cornelia, married John Banta; Joris (George), married Maria Symonson; John, married (1) Effie Westervalt and (2) Anntje Banta; Jannetje (dead); and Wilhelmus, married Christian Cole.

John Huyler (2) known as "Captain John," born in 1748, resided on his father's farm above Tenafly and was in the Revolutionary War. By his wife he had children John, Peter, and George.

Peter Huyler (3), born April 8, 1781, married Catharine Benson, and had children Barney, Garret, Henry, John, and George, the latter of whom obtained title to the old homestead.

Henry Huyler (4) married Margaret Voorhis and by her had three children: Peter E., Harry, and Albert V., the latter of whom is the subject of this sketch.

Albert V. Huyler (5) was born at Tenafly, N. J., and there received his education in the public schools. At the age of nineteen he left school and engaged in the watch and diamond business at No. 21 Maiden Lane, New York City, in which he has continued for the past fifteen years, doing business under the style of N. M. White & Co. He is a public spirited and progressive citizen, and thoroughly identified with the affairs of the community.

Mr. Huyler married Miss Virginia Connor, and they have two children: Cleveland C. and Washington E. Huyler.

Source: Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor, Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900, page 86-87.