Re: Van Dien/ Verduin of Paterson, NJ
I am searching for variations of my surname, van Duren, and one is the van Dien line.
I happened to go to the Orlando, FL public library about two weeks ago and came upon a book that may be of interest to you."Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties New Jersey" copyrighted in 1900.Editor is Cornelius Burnham Harvey.Pages 239-240 talked a little about the van Dien line.Here is a little of what I happened to transcribe (paraphrased):
Garret van Dien moved to Saddle River in 1662, m. Gertie Hopper.Children = Gerret (m. Vroutie Verwey) and lived west of Saddle River.Their children = Dirk, Cornelius, Hendricka, Albert& William and decendants of these children are now numerous in Bergen Co.
Hope this helps, or maybe you can find a way to get copies of these pages or even the book somewhere.