||Everardus Bogardus was a New Netherland settler.|
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Everardus was the second domine, (dominee in Dutch) or minister, of the Dutch Reformed Church of New Amsterdam in New Netherland.
"Everardus Bogardus, domine, the first established clergyman in this city, arrived here in 1633. A church, constructed of wood, was erected for him on the present north side of Pearl street, between Whitehall and Broad streets. This edifice being exposed to an assault, should the Indians (sic) surprise the community while at their devotions, was abandoned in the time of the Indian War of 1642, at which time a church was erected within the walls of the fort, where Domine Bogardus afterwards officiated." 
Everardus went to New Amsterdam (now New York) to preach the gospel among the first settlers and the Native Americans. He was one of the founders of Christianity in America.
|Woerden, Hollandia c. 1570|
"Everts vader, die vermoedelijk Willem Cornelisz Bogaert heette, moet al kort na de geboorte van zijn zoon overleden zijn. Zijn moeder hertrouwde vervolgens met een ons verder onbekende Muysevoet. De Muysevoets waren gereformeerden die omwille van hun geeloof uit het Vlaamse Eeklo waren gevlucht en dat deldt waarschijnlijk evenzo voor de Bogaerts. Migranten trouwden in de eerste generatie gewoonlijk onder elkaar." 
Translation: "Evert's father, allegedly named Willem Cornelisz Bogaert, must have died shortly after his son's birth. His mother then married with a further unknown Muysevoet. The Muysevoets were refugees who had fled from the Flemish town Eeklo because of their faith, and that is probably the same for the Bogaerts. Migrants usually married one another in the first generation."
|Waerachtige en zekere geschiedenis pamphlet (1623)|
Evert Willemsz, 15 years of age
"Voorgestelt sijnde inde vergaderinghe bij Gerrit Gijsbrechtse Vergeer vanwegen Evert Willemsz. wonende int weeshuys dat derselven Evert na eenighe jaeren bij den Rector deser Stede te school hadde gegaen, ende hij soo verre is gecomen dat hij nyet meer in sijne studie bij den selven rector can proffyteren. Ende nadien eenighe van sijne vrienden hem presenteerden ende te vreden waren hem een half jaer te versorgen van sijne montcost soo versocht hij dat de heere vroetschappen hem geliefden te consenteren om hem te mogen begeven naer de stad Leyden om aldaer in de Latijnsche scholen sijne begonnen studie met meerdere vrucht te vorderen. Is tselvighe voorgestelde bij de vroetschap goedtgevonden, ende mitsdien geconsenteert dat de voorsz Evert Willems hem voor den tyt van een half jaer sal mogen metterwoon begeven tot Leyen omme sijne studie te bevorderen." 
"The vast majority of people bearing the name of Bogardus are descended from the Rev. Everardus Bogardus..." 
"...Annitjen Jans, formerly widow of the late Rouloff Jansen from Masterland, and at present wife of Everardus Bogardus, minister here, with the Hon. Willem Kieft, director general of New Netherland, and Johannes La Montangne, her chosen guardians herein, who declared that in the month of March A°. 1638, before she, Annitjen Jans, had entered into the marriage state with her present above named husband, she had agreed with the guardians of the surviving legitimate children which the aforesaid Rouloff Jansen had in his lifetime procreated by her respecting their share of their deceased father's estate, which aforesaid contract was drawn up and written by the late Secretary Hudden, and is at present not to be found in the old books, papers or registers." 21 Jun 1642, Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland 
"Bogardus routinely married African men and women and baptized their children. He also served as godparent for an African infant. In 1636, he pleaded with the West India Company to provide a schoolmaster "to teach and train the youth of both Dutch and blacks in the knowledge of Jesus Christ."  He threw open the church to Africans. He justified his policies to company headquarters in Amsterdam with the argument that "good hopes exist for the conversion of the Negroes.” His elders and deacons supported their pastor, writing that “the negroes living among the colonists come nearer" to the right knowledge of God than the Indians." 
"It was at the wedding of Adam Brouwer and Magdalena Verdon ... that the Dominie made public criticisms concerning the Governor's Indian policies. The quarrel grew. Kieft accused the Minister of living too convivial a life, and in turn was accused of incompetency. It was decided to place all charges before the West India Company in Amsterdam, and the Governor and a few of his supporters, and the Minister with his witnesses, sailed on the "Princess" for Holland. Off the coast of Wales the ship went down and the two principals in the quarrel were drowned." 
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