WORTENDYKE, Jacob Reynier (1818-1868)

WORTENDYKE, JACOB REYNIER, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Chestnut Ridge, near Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., November 27, 1818; completed preparatory studies under a private tutor; was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., 1839; taught school for ten years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Jersey City, N.J.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; trustee of Rutgers College 1862-1868; president of the water board, Jersey City, 1860-1868; president of the Riparian Commission of New Jersey 1865-1868; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; died in Jersey City, N.J., November 7, 1868; interment in the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Park Ridge, Bergen County, N.J.

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1838-1873, 6 items.
The papers of Jacob R. Wortendyke contain a religion notebook (1838-1841) kept him as a student at Rutgers College, together with a diary entry and miscellaneous personal papers (1868-1873) of Catherine S. Nevius, of New Brunswick, N.J.