Jonas Jonson Bronck (1600?–1643), also known as Jonas Jonasson Bronk or Jonas Joanssen Bronck, was a Dutch immigrant, born in Sweden, to New Netherland (nowadays North America) after whom the Bronx River in New York is named. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. New Netherland (Dutch Nieuw-Nederland, Latin Novum Belgium or Nova Belgica) 1614–1674 is the name of the former Dutch territory on the eastern coast The Bronx River, approximately 24 miles (38 km long flows through southeast New York in the United States. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous
Bronck was born in the small village of Komstad, Norra Ljunga socken, outside Sävsjö in the Swedish province of Småland, some time around the year 1600. Komstad is a town in the parish earlier called Norra Ljunga Parish, Småland, Sweden suited about 4 km west of Sävsjö is a town in Småland, Sweden, and the seat of Sävsjö Municipality in Jönköping County. is a historical province ( landskap) in southern Sweden. Småland borders Blekinge, Scania or Skåne Halland, Rather than take over his family's farm, he became a sailor, and it is known that he traveled to Japan and India. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country He married his Dutch wife, Teuntje Joriaens, on July 6, 1638, in the Nieuwe Kerk ('New Church'), Amsterdam. Events 1044 - The Battle of Ménfő takes place 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England The Nieuwe Kerk ("New Church" is a 15th-century church in Amsterdam. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west He and his wife subsequently decided to emigrate to North America.
In June, 1639, Bronck navigated up the East River in a ship, De Brant Van Troyen (or The Fire of Troy), and made home in a piece of land he had acquired across the Harlem River from the village of Harlem. is a historical province ( landskap) in southern Sweden. Småland borders Blekinge, Scania or Skåne Halland, The East River is a tidal Strait in New York City. It connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end See also Geography and environment of New York City The Harlem River is a navigable tidal Strait in New York City, USA that Harlem is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, long known as a major African American cultural and business center His farm (known as Bronck's Land, and then just Broncksland), covered roughly the area south of today's 150th Street in the Bronx.
Bronck died in 1643 in an Indian raid and his land was sold off. The area was known as Broncksland only through the end of the 1600s - so the modern name of the NYC borough does not come directly from that farmland. However, the river which runs North-to-South through the mainland area, and which his farm butted against, kept the name Bronck's River, eventually being abbreviated to Bronx River. This name stuck, and it was this river (which splits the modern borough in two) after which The Bronx was named.
Pieter Bronck Given the relative closeness in age (Jonas was born about 1600, Pieter, born in 1616) it is more probable that Pieter was a brother or cousin to Jonas Bronck, and not a son as had been surmised. Pieter Bronck House is a registered historic place in Coxsackie, New York. Bronck House, also known as Pieter Bronck House, is a Dutch homestead house in Coxsackie in Greene County New York that was constructed in 1663 and added Coxsackie is a Town in Greene County, New York, United States.