Isaac De Riemer

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Isaac De Riemer
25th Mayor of New York City
In office
1700–1701
Preceded by David Provost
Succeeded by Thomas Noell

Isaac De Riemer (born about 1666, died February 23, 1729[1]) was the 25th Mayor of New York City from 1700 to 1701.

The son of Pieter De Riemer and Susanna de Forest (granddaughter of Jessé de Forest), he was baptized January 10, 1666 in New York City.[2][3]

A prominent merchant and politician of Holland descent, Isaac was appointed Mayor in 1700. He was a descendant of one of the oldest families of the city, and a nephew of the well-known Cornelius Van Steenwyck, the former mayor.[4][3]

He was also elected as Assistant Alderman of the West Ward in 1696, elevated to Alderman and Sheriff of the same ward and Treasurer of the city in 1699. He became a member of the Colonial Assembly in 1700. From 1702 to 1704, he was again Alderman of the West Ward, in addition to the Collector of the South Ward in 1706. In 1708, he was elected Constable, before finally becoming Alderman of the Out Ward from 1714 to 1717.[3]

Prior to his political career, he was in the military, rising to the level of Captain. He is also known for giving an affidavit of his account of Leisler's Rebellion on Feb 24, 1691.[3][5]

De Reimer Avenue in The Bronx is named after him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeRiemer, Isaak. "U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 24 Jun 2017. 
  2. ^ "Akte - Nationaal Archief". www.wiewaswie.nl. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d De Riemer, William Edward (1905). The De Riemer family, A.D. 1640(?)-1903. New York: T.A. Wright. pp. 16–19. 
  4. ^ Booth, Mary Louise (1859). History of the City of New York. W.R.C. Clark. p. 263. 
  5. ^ New York Historical Society (1883). Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year ..1883 vol. 1. New York: Trow & Smith. pp. 324–327.