called for Jonas Bronck, which settled truth be told there in 1641. Jonas Bronck, who arrived at brand new Amsterdam in 1639, and whoever name's perpetuated in Bronx Borough, Bronx Park, Bronxville -- in New York -- was a Scandinavian, in all probability a Dane and originally, since it seems, from Thorshavn, Faroe isles, in which their dad was a pastor when you look at the Lutheran Church. Faroe after that belonged to Denmark-Norway along with already been satisfied by Norwegians. The official language of this area in Bronck's times had been Danish. ... Bronck was a Swede when we judge because of the name alone for title of Brunke established fact in Sweden. [John Oluf Evjen, "Scandinavian immigrants in nyc, 1630-1674," Minneapolis, 1916] Bronx cheer very first recorded 1929.
a borough of New York City
Washington prepared to withstand the British behind fortifications on Harlem Heights, but discovering that Howe was attempting to outflank him by landing troops in the rear he retreated to the mainland, leaving only a garrison at Fort Washington, and established a line of fortified camps on the hills overlooking the Bronx river as far as White Plains.