Bogardus, Everardus

Bogardus, Everardus the second minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church in New York, Jonas Michaelius being the first. Mr. Bogardus arrived at New Amsterdam in 1633, with governor Van Twiller, and with Adam Roeland, Sr., the first teacher, and founder of the School of the Collegiate Church. Upon the reception of their minister, the people, who had hitherto worshipped in a loft over a horse-mill, erected a church edifice near the East River, in what is now Broad Street. Mr. Bogardus soon became involved in unfortunate conflicts with individuals and, with governor Van Twiller, whom he severely reprimanded from the pulpit as "a child of the devil." He came also into collision with governor Kieft, who caused charges against him to be preferred before the Classis of Amsterdam. The governor, who had been superseded by Peter Stuyvesant, and the domiinie sailed for Holland in the same vessel, Aug. 16, 1647, to account for their conduct; but the vessel was wrecked in Bristol Channel, off the coast of Wales, and both of them were lost. See De Witt, Historical Discourse Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America (3d ed.), p. 187. (W. J. R. T.)

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