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Cresskill, N.J.'s "Tallman House"

The house pictured above is in Cresskill, N.J., and they call it "The Tallman House." It's the home of some borough offices now, and I believe a museum. The house is important to me because I visited it many times as a child. "The Aunts" lived there -- Ella, Estelle, and Jeanette Tallman.

It's called the Tallman House because Egbert Tallman -- my great-grandfather, and the town's second mayor -- lived there. It's a great old place in the center of town. But it ought to be called the Voorhis House. David Voorhis, one of the small town's founders, actually built it. He died, left it to his daughter, Emma, who was Egbert's third wife.

Egbert and Emma had seven kids, including Ella and Jeanette, and my grandfather, Charles. Charles lived in the house next door, where my father was raised.

Egbert deserves some recognition I suppose, but I wonder if the Voorhises know?

I post this because the page seemed empty. If you have a photo of some aspect of Tallmaniana, I'll replace this. Does anyone have a picture of the Tallman House in Janesville, Wisconsin? I hear that's a grand place, too.

Discussion Forum

Douwe's family

Started by Doug Tallman. Last reply by James Edwin Taulman Jul 26, 2011. 3 Replies

Tallman House hard times

Started by Doug Tallman Aug 28, 2009. 0 Replies

Douwe's migration

Started by Doug Tallman. Last reply by Doug Tallman Jul 19, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Randolph Raankin Brown on January 25, 2014 at 5:14pm

In the  discussion about the Tallman House in Cresskill, NJ, it is stated that Emma Louise Voorhis was the third wife of Egbert Tallman.  She was, in fact ,his  second wife and the mother of  seven of his eight children.  She was my grandmother.  (from Janet Voorhis Tallman Brown, via R. R. Brown)

Comment by James Edwin Taulman on January 26, 2013 at 11:56am

I need some help identifying a Herman Taulman whose father was William. William shows up in Hamilton County, Ohio. Herman, his son was orphaned at age 4. Herman eventually operated a sawmill in Hamilton Co. before he sold out and moved to Rantoul, IL in 1869. He had sons William and John Wesley Taulman. This William and Herman are not direct descendants of Harmanus Taulman who settled Cincinnati in 1792 and died in 1796. 

Comment by Sylvia Binch-Talma on September 10, 2009 at 3:23am
New on the GenLias website:

Ancestors New Amsterdam – New York in Genlias

In 1609, exactly 400 years ago, the explorer Henry Hudson left Amsterdam engaged by the Dutch East India Company to try to find a sea route along the north-east coast of North America. He did not find that route, but he discovered the island Manna Hatta. In his wake came Dutch traders and colonists who founded New Amsterdam. These ancestors of the present-day New York can now be found in Genlias.

De baptismal and marriage records have survived, beginning in 1639 and these data are now uploaded in our unique ancestor database Genlias. At the same time the site is enlarged with the background information about these records. The grand totals are 20.219 baptismal records over the years 1639-1800 and 6636 marriage records over the years 1639-1801.

Now you can search for the ancestors of Roosevelt, Van der Bildt, Bogardt, Van Bueren and Springsteen in Genlias and maybe, leafing through the database, you will come across members of your family!

This is only the beginning, according to Rob Huijbrecht the project manager of Genlias Overseas. In the future we hope to add even more faraway countries. So the researchers can track their ancestors who emigrated with the help of Genlias.

September 7, 2009
Comment by Barbara Cunningham on July 18, 2009 at 7:20pm
I am looking for ancestors and descendants of Clarence Emerson Tallman who was born 19 Oct 1866 in Iowa, married Anna Lucretia Monroe, and died 27 April, 1957 in Giddings, Lee County, Texas. Anna Lucretia Monroe was my maternal great aunt.
Comment by Doug Tallman on July 15, 2009 at 5:52pm
Anyone researching Dutch Tallmans should probably pass through the site of the Hudson River Valley Heritage. I did a search on "tallman" and found several interesting items.
Comment by Bonnie on July 13, 2009 at 2:21pm
Not a Tallman, but researching my husband's line. Coincidentally, we just attended a Tallman family reunion in northern Michigan over the weekend.

I'd like to confirm the connection to Peter & 2nd wife Joan Briggs through Dr James -- Jeremiah (1712) -- Jeremiah (1755) -- James -- Louis. Not sure if this is MY Louis. Any info out there about him?
Comment by Sylvia Binch-Talma on July 12, 2009 at 11:42pm
James, I've got a copy of the original marriage intention, as well as the baptism entries for the children. They are almost impossible to read, but I have got a transcription as well. I will send these to your e-mail address.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record of Jan 2007 volume 138 number 1 page 14 ev contains an article about Douwe Harmens Talma that I helped put together. This also mentions this information.
I would be very interested to see a copy of your family tree, if you don't mind sharing it.
Comment by James Edwin Taulman on July 12, 2009 at 1:41pm
Sylyia, I am a descendant of Douwe but am a part of the Taulman clan--through Douwe—Harmen—Douwe—Harmanus Taulman.

I am most interested in your information about Buitenpost and the dates for the children. I am working on a book about my family and would be most interested in your documentation for that information. If you like, you can respond off-line to
Comment by Doug Tallman on July 12, 2009 at 10:51am
I have a several page manuscript written years ago that describes the offense. Currently it's locked away in my "vault" -- that is the big box of genealogy stuff I promise I'll organize someday. As I recall, she was gossiping about a neighbor. I'll pull it out and share a summary soon.
Comment by Sylvia Binch-Talma on July 12, 2009 at 10:39am
Hi Doug,

The records for Buitenpost (Douwe's birthplace) only go back till 1645 unfortunately, therefore I have not been able to find Douwe's parents (yet). At some point he moved to Breukelen, province of Utrecht, The Netherlands, where he married Dirckje on 23 Sep 1649. Dirckje was born in Breukelen. At her marriage, she was assisted be her brother Hendrik Teunis, and Douwe was assisted by his aunt Annetjen. Their first child, also called Dirckje, was baptized in Amsterdam on 16 Oct 1650, daughter Annetjen was baptized in Amsterdam on 25 Feb 1654, son Harmanus was baptized in Amsterdam on 17 Apr 1656, and son Theunis was baptized in Amsterdam on 15 May 1658. The other children, Jannetje, Theunis and Douwe were born in Bergen, New Jersey.

Do you know for which offence Dirckje had to appear in court ?

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