Hendrick Gerritse Van Wie

Hendrick Gerritse Van WIE (1650 -1691) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Hendrick Gerritse Van Wie was born about 1646 in Netherlands; His father was Gerrit Van WIE.  He came to New Netherlands on the ship “de Endracht (Unity or Concord) which sailed from Holland on 17 Apr 1664 arrived New Amsterdam 19 Jul 1664, Captain Jan Bergen. .   Although neither he nor Gerrit Van Wie are mentioned on the ships list of passengers, it was noted that a Hendrick Van Wie paid 60 guilders to captain, and worked on ship to pay for his voyage over to New York State.

Van Wie Point Monument

Hendrick lived near Beverwyck (Albany) for the rest of his life.  He married Eytie ARIAANSZ about 1675.    He made his will in 1690, wherein he spoke of a wife and eldest son Gerrit.  He was one of the members of the expedition against Fort La Prairie in the French and Indian War; was wounded while attacking the fort and died as a result.   Hendrick died about 1691 in Albany NY.

Painting of Van Wie's Point

Eytie Ariaansz was born about 1654 in Albany, NY.   After Hendrick died, she married Andries Jacobsz Gerdenier on 13 Nov 1692 in Albany. Eytie died in 1704 in Albany, NY.

Andries Gardenier was born in 1658 in Albany, Albany, New York. His parents were Jacob Janse Gardenier and Josyna [__?__]. Andries died 1717 in Kinderhook, Albany, New York.

Children of Hendrick and Eytie:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Gerrit Hendricksz Van Wie 1676
Albany, NY
Anetje Casparse Conyn
17 Nov 1698 Albany
20 Dec 1746
2. Jannetje Van Wie 1678
Albany, New York
Teunis Willemse Van Slyck
5 Feb 1695/96
 4 Nov 1746
Coxsackie, Albany, New York,
3. Geesje Van Wie 1680
Albany, NY
Conrad Hendrickse Burghardt
12 Nov 1693
DRC, Kinderhook, Columbia, NY
4. Arientje Van Wie 1682
Albany, NY
Maes Hendricksen Van Buren
17 Sep 1699
3 Feb 1706
5. Alida Van Wie 1684
Albany, NY
6. Catrina Van Wie 1688
Albany, NY
John ‘De Bruer’ Hendrickse Burghardt (Bogaert)
5 Apr 1707
Kinderhook, Columbia, NY
7. Annatie Van Wie 1685
Albany, New York
8. Jan Hendrickse Van Wie 18 Aug 1686
Albany, NY
Catharine Huyck
c. 1708
Albany, NY
9. Hendrick Hendrickse Van WIE 17 Mar 1689 Albany, NY Hilletje BECKER
11 Mar 1715 in Albany, NY
20 Dec 1746

Children of Eytje and Andries Gardenier

Name Born Married Departed
10. Andries Gardenier 22 Oct 1693
Albany, NY
Josyna Gardenier (1st cousin)
31 Dec 1715 Albany, New York
Dec 1760
Kinderhook, New York,
11. Jacob Gardenier 1695
Albany, Albany, NY
12. Arie Gardenier 14 Aug 1698
Albany, NY
Lysbeth Van Slyck
8 Jan 1723

Hendrick Gerretse Van Wie, ancestor of Van Wie family, came to New Netherlands on ship “de Endracht (Unity) which sailed from Holland on 17 April 1664. Arrived at colony on or before 29 Aug 1664 as shown by receipt of his passage money among Rensselaerswych manuscripts in N.Y. State Library.   It’s interesting that the ship arrived in Rensselaerswyck  (Albany) instead of Manhattan.  The receipt of his passage money is included among Rensselaerswych manuscripts in N.Y. State Library.

‘I, the undersigned, acknowledge the receipt of Jeremias van Rensselaer of eighty guilders in beavers, or 8 whole and 4 half beavers, on account of Hendrick Gerretse van Wie, for his passage in the ship de Eendracht. This 29th day of August anno 1664, in Rensselaerswyck. Signed Jan Bergen, skipper of the ship de Eendracht.’

Van Wie Point and Dock

‘Hendrick Gerritsen Van Wie occupied a farm called Domine’s Hoeck, now known as Van Wie’s Point, as early as May 1, 1672, being charged from that date until 1 May 1, 1675 with rent of f50 per year, for Dominees Hoeckje and Bevers Eylandt.’  He built a house in Beverwyck (Albany)  in 1679 on the Town Road at Van Wie’s Point.  Van Wies Point Road is now right on the Hudson near Glenmont [not Glenmont Street] and Bethelhem, NY.

Van Wie's Pt Hudson River

View Google Map of Today’s Van Wie’s Point

Employed on various farms after arrival as these entries on account book show:

June 1670 & April 1673 paid for thatching the barns of Pieter Meesz and Jan Van Nes. And for doing others things with ‘kneghts’ (farmhands) miscellaneous work on latter’s farm.

13 Oct  1679 charged with 4 year’s rent from May 1st, 1676 to May 1st, 1679 at 50 guilders a year of farm called Domines Hoeck, now known as Van Wie’s Point, which was later leased to Ryck Rutgersen.

13 Oct 1679 charged with 30 merchants beavers for purchase of the (? word destroyed) according to July 19th, 1679 contract and with 6 beaver for 20 pine boards and the lumber of the old house of Eldert (Gerbertsen Cruy) at Bethlehem. Indicating that he bought land on which intended to build a house.

In 1691 Pieter Schuyler petitioned the governor for the relief of Hendrick Gerritse, “a volunteer in the late expedition to Canada, who was desperately wounded at Paray in Canada and was cared for at the house of the widow of Jacob Tys Van Der Heyden.”

Battle of La Prairie

During the summer of 1691 a force led by Major Peter Schuyler invaded the French settlements along the Richelieu River south of Montreal. Callières, the local French governor, responded by massing 700-800 French and allies at the fort at La Prairie, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

Schuyler surprised the much larger French force in a rainstorm just before dawn on August 11, inflicting severe casualties before withdrawing towards the Richelieu. Schuyler’s force might have remained intact but instead was intercepted by the force of 160 men led by Valrennes that had been detached to block the road to Chambly. The two sides fought in vicious hand-to-hand combat for approximately an hour, before Schuyler’s force broke through and escaped.

The French had suffered the most casualties during Schuyler’s initial ambush, but the casualties the Albany force suffered after Valrennes’ counterattack meant that they had incurred the greater proportion of loss. Instead of continuing his raids, Schuyler was forced to retreat back to Albany.

The battle was also the subject of a 19th-century poem by William Douw Schuyler-Lighthall.

Hendrick made his will about 1690 in which he is described as being ‘quite infirm’ and according to affidavit of the witnesses he died in that year. On November 13th, 1692, his widow, Eydje Airiaansz, marrried at Albany Andries Jacobsz Gardeneir.

Eydje’s second marriage is based on documents in NY colonial manuscripts. The last of these is a petition for an allowance presented by Henry Gerritse to the Council on October 15th, 1692 after the alledged death of Van Wie and but a few weeks before the marriage of his widow. Evidently documents relate to another man.”

The following is the will of Hendrick van Wie:

God be praised in the highest. Hendrick van Wie, being quite infirm, but in full possession of his mind, walking and standing, has declared to us his last and desire as follows:

First, Hendrick van Wie wills that his wife shall remain in full possession of his estate so long as she lives, on condition that she bring up the children to the best of her poor ability, and after her death the lawful heirs begotten of them shall share alike, except that the eldest son shall first of all have a horse. But whenever his wife shall marry again, an inventory shall be made of all there is, in order that the estate be not diminished. In witness hereto he has signed with his own hand.

This is the X mark of Hendrick van Wie
This is the X mark of Gerrit Gysbertse
II 1 by me Pieter WINNE

There appeared before mee Jonathan Cuyler and Peter van Brugh Esq. Justices of ye Peace Gerrit Gysbertse and Helmer Janse of ye County of Albany aforesaid wittnesses as above written who declare upon ye body Evangelist that some time about ye year of our Lord 1699 they saw ye signing of above mentioned Instrument by Hendrick van Wie of ye said County as his last will or Testament who Dyed in ye year 1699 as aforesaid.

Albany y 3d of June 1701

Then appeared before me Johannis Cuyler & Peter van Burgh Esq. Justices of y Peace Gerrit Gysbertse & helmer Janse of y County of Albany aforesaid witnesses as above written who declare upon y holy Evangelist that some time about y year of our Lord 1690 they saw signing of y abovementioned instrument by hendrik van wie of y said County as his last will or Testament who Dyed in y year 1690 as aforesaid.

Johannis Cuyler Justice
Peter van Brugh Justice
Recorded y 8th of octob. 1701


1. Gerrit Hendricksz Van Wie

Gerrit’s wife Anetje Casparse Conyn was baptized 1689 in Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York. Her parents were Casper Conyn and Aletta Winne.  Her grandparents were Pieter WINNE I and Tannatje Adams. Anteje died 20 Mar 1746 in Albany, Albany, New York.

Hendrick the immigrant built a house in 1679 on the Town Road at Van Wie’s Point. This area is now part of the town of Bethlehem, New York. This early house was replaced in 1732 with the “Van Wie House” which was built by Hendrick Van Wie, grandson of above mentioned Hendrick. His parents were Gerrit and Annatje (Conyn) Van Wie. The new house located on Town Road near William Gibson Road at Van Wie’s Point has housed six generations of the Van Wie family.

Van Wie Home Built by Hendrick's grandson in 1732.

The main portion of this house faces east and stands on ground that slopes from north to south. The slope of the ground occasioned a basement and also high steps up to the front door. Built of brick, the main structure has portholes and a granary door in the north gable. In both gables are iron beam-anchors in the shape of a fleur-de-lis. A wing of the stone house at the rear may have been the original dwelling, antedating the house of 1732. Neighborhood tradition tells of a stone building for slaves’ quarters, which formerly stood near by. Occupation in recent years (1929) by tenants of the laboring class has altered the house in many details. In 1929, the house was owned by the Knickerbocker Ice Company.

Hendrick Van Wie House Source: Library of Congress

In the 1930′s or 1940′s the roof caved in due to neglect.

Hendrick Van Wie House 3 Source: Library of Congress

The house was built with Holland bricks.  Ships would arrive in Albany ballasted with bricks.  The bricks would be exchanged for valuable beaver pelts for the voyage home.

This view of the northeast corner shows a connection to a brick addition at right. Wall anchors indicating a timber frame in the bricks are visible here and in other locations.

The kitchen was half a story down from the main level.

Van Wie Home Write up

2. Jannetje Van Wie

Jannetje’s husband Teunis Willemse Van Slyck was born 1665 in Albany, Albany, New York.  His parents were William Pieterse Van Slyke, of Amsterdam and Baertje Nieffens. Teunis died Nov 1748 in Coxsackie, Greene, New York.

He settled on a large tract of land in Greene county, and one mile south of New Baltimore built, in 1713, the stone mansion which was long the family seat. His family Bible, printed by hand, 1515-18, said to be the oldest printed Bible on earth, is owned by a descendant in Saginaw, Michigan. Children: Hendrick, Ida, Andries, Gerrit, of further mention, Pieter, Alida, Dirck, Agnietje, Willem.

3. Geesje Van Wie

Geesje’s husband Conrad Hendrickse Burghardt was born about 1670 in Claverack, Albany [now Columbia], NY. His parents were Hendrick Coenraetse Burghardt and Marya Janse Van Hoesen. Conrad died Abt. 1750 in Sheffield [now Great Barrington], Hampshire [now Berkshire] Co., Mass.

Conrad’s father was a commissioner for the Dutch West India company, and a resident of New Amsterdam before 1654, and afterward of Fort Orange and Beaverwyck. He was interested in shipping, and bought considerable real estate in the village and vicinity of Fort Orange, and also half the island opposite, which after his death, about 1667, was sold to Jeremiah Van Rennselaer.  On June 5th, 1662, he bought from the Indians, for five hundred guilders, in beavers, several hundred acres along the Hudson river, in the vicinity of Claverack, including the site of the present city of Hudson.

1699 Oath of Allegiance  - The name of Koenradt Bogart of Kinderhook was listed among the names of those pledging allegiance to King William of Orange.

Dec 1702 –  Conrad and some of his neighbors, were summoned to appear before the Governor and Council, in the City of New York, and answer the charge of having employed Paulus Van Vleck, a religious teacher, who had been forbidden to preach by the former.  As the season was unfavorable for traveling, Mr. Burghardt petitioned that the matter be postponed until spring, but it was not granted, so he, with the others, journeyed to New York, appearing before the proper authorities on March 11th, 1703, “acknowledged their error, and, submitting themselves thereon, were discharged, with a caution to be more careful for the future.”

1720 List of Freeholders of the City and County of Albany  The names of Coonrodt Burgaret and his brother, John Burgaret, of Kenderhook were included in this list.  Also listed in the 3rd Ward of Albany were: Isaac Borghaert, Cornelis Borghaert, Jacob Borghaert, and Jacob Borghaert, Junr. Isaac was undoubtedly a brother of Coonrodt and Jan; and the consistent spelling of the surname leads me to speculate that Cornelis and Jacob were probably also brothers [or relatives].

Conrad acted on behalf of the settling committee of Housatonic Colony [now the area around Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA] to buy the land from the Indians in or before 1724. He became a prominent landholder in the Upper Township of Sheffield [now Great Barrington] and raised a large family.

Location of Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Conrad helped found Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts in 1726

‘Of the first settlers of Great Barrington, a majority were English, several of them from Westfield and that vicinity, a few more Dutch from the state of New York. We are unable to determine the towns from which some the families removed to this place. The earliest settlers of the town, south of the bridge, were Coonrod Burghardt; Samuel Dewey; Samuel Dewey, Jun’r; Asahel Dewey; Thomas Dewey; John Granger; Samuel Harmon; Moses Ingersoll; David King; Stephen King; Moses King; Israel Lawton; Joseph Noble; Thomas Pier; John Phelps; Joshua Root, Joseph Sheldon; Samuel Suydam; Lawrence Suydham; Joshua White; Samuel Younglove; Samuel Younglove, Jr. Most of these settled here from 1726-1730; it is probable that none of them came later than 1733. Above the bridge, the forty proprietary rights in the Upper Township were, in 1742, owned by sixteen individuals, several of whom were non-residents.

Both Coonrod Burghardt and his younger brother, John ‘De Bruer’ Burghardt were proprietors of land rights when the Upper Township [1722-1742] was finally laid out. Coonrod had 6 rights [2,400 acres]; and John had 4 rights [1,600 acres].

Mr. Burghardt was extensively engaged in the fur trade, with the Indians, along the New England path, which extended from Albany to Boston, and passed through Kinderhook and the southern part of the Housatonic valley, which he had undoubtedly explored at an early date, and he was on friendly terms with them and familiar with their language and customs.

In the spring of 1717 he and Elias Van Schaick applied to the Governor of New York for a license to purchase a tract of four thousand acres of land, south-east of Kinderhook, and west of the Westenhook patent, which latter included a large part of the Housatonic valley.

The land was laid out in the fall of the same year, by a government surveyor, but it was immediately claimed by Henry Van Rennselaer, of Claverack Manor, upon the strength of an alleged prior patent, and this circumstance was followed by a controversy, which continued many years, and finally resulted unfavorably for Mr. Burghardt, however, it was probably in consequence of this that he connected himself with the New England settlers, in the Housatonic valley, which alliance proved of great benefit to himself and his posterity, In 1724 he was employed by the Settling Committee, of the Housatonic Colony, to purchase, from the Indians, land in the southern portion of Berkshire County, for the formation of the Housatonic townships, and he was so successful that he reduced the money value from 1,200 pounds, the price asked, to 460 pounds, the price given.

On April 25th, 1724, Konkapot and twenty other Indian owners, met the committee at Westfield, Massachusetts, Mr. Burghardt acting as interpreter, and he was also one of the witnesses to the deed, which the former gave to the latter, with certain reservations, to a tract of land extending four miles east of the Housatonic River, bounded on the south by the Connecticut line, north on “Ye great mountain, known by ye name of Man-ska-fee-hunk,” supposed to be Rattlesnake Mountain, in Stockbridge, and west on the New York line, which at that time had not been permanently settled.

In 1725 the committee engaged Mr. Burghardt to measure the distance from the Hudson to the Housatonic rivers, at the nearest point, in the vicinity of the Housatonic Townships, but he was caused much annoyance by the Westenhook patentees, who claimed a large portion of Berkshire County. The history of this patent, which is too long to repeat here, was granted by the Governor of New York, which state, at an early period, before the line was established, claimed the western end of Massachusetts as far east as the Connecticut River. Mr. Burghardt went to Albany, and engaged a surveyor, but, as he did not appear on the appointed time, Mr. Burghardt again visited Albany, when he learned that the man had been bribed by the Westenhook patentees; he then went to Schnectady and employed another, but this one also disappointed him, for the same reasons, but nothing daunted, he went eighty miles farther, to Kings Township, and there secured the services of a third, by paying 5 pounds New York currency, and, with the assistance of Mr. Burghardt and one of his sons, the surveyor measured the line.

In 1726 some of the settlers in the Housatonic Townships were molested, and sued as trespassers, by the Westenhook patentees, and lost their suits in Albany. The Settling Committee requested Mr. Burghardt to give bonds, for the damages and costs, which he did, and in consequence he had the trouble and expense of several trips to Albany and Westfield, and eventually paid 70 pounds to satisfy his bonds.

Later he was employed by the committee to purchase a tract of land north of the Housatonic Townships, and for seventeen days he entertained “with great fatigue and trouble,” at his home in Kinderhook, thirty-one Indian owners, who came from the Susquehannah country, in Pennsylvania. In 1741 Mr. Burghardt petitioned the General Court of Massachusetts for reward for his services, in connection with the colonization of Southern Berkshire county, relating the various details pertaining to them, and although they showed that he had received some compensation, the presented him, in 1742, a tract of two hundred acres of land, in Richmond, north of Great Barrington. He removed from Kinderhook to the Housatonic settlement a little later than 1730, bringing nearly all his children with him. “The mansion house of the Burghardts, a log, Dutch looking structure, with a long sloping roof to the south,” was near the corner, north of the Mahaiwe or south cemetery, upon a plot of several acres. It was occupied by the Burghardts for about one hundred years, and was torn down about 1840.

Besides the house lands, he owned the meadow, now the Agricultural Grounds, two hundred acres in the town of Richmond, and several thousand acres of the finest lands in the present town of Great Barrington and Egremont, some being on the banks of the Green River. His six rights, of four hundred acres each, in the Upper Housatonic Township, he transferred as follows: Two to his son-in-law, Isaac Van Deusen, in 1743; three to his sons, Peter and Jacob, in 1746, and one to his son Hendrick, at an earlier date.

4. Arientje Van Wie

Arientje’s husband Maes (Maas) Hendricksen Van Buren was born 1665 in Albany, Albany, New York. His parents were Martin Van Buren and Elizabeth Van Slyck. Maes died 12 Apr 1734 in Schodack, Columbia, New York.

6. Catrina Van Wie

Catrina’s husband John ‘De Bruer’ Hendrickse Burghardt (Bogaert) was born 1658 in Albany, Albany, New York. He was Conrad’s younger brother and his parents were Cornelius Corneliszn Bogaert and Dirkje Pieterse Colymans. Jan died in 1764 in Kinderhook, Columbia, New York.

Both Coonrod Burghardt and his younger brother, John ‘De Bruer’ Burghardt were proprietors of land rights when the Upper Township of Great Barrington  [1722-1742] was finally laid out [see p. 26]. Coonrod had 6 rights [2,400 acres]; and John had 4 rights [1,600 acres].

‘John Burghardt [alias John De Bruer], said to have been called De Bruer by reason of his having been formerly engaged in brewing, and perhaps also to distinguish him from others of the same name, was originally from Kinderhook. He had settled, at an early date, above the mountain, in Stockbridge, but when that township was set apart for the Indians, he exchanged his possessions for four rights below the mountain and removed thither about 1736-1737. He settled where Deacon George Beckwith for a long time, and more recently Thomas H. Curtis, resided, on the road to Stockbridge. Here he had a home lot of two hundred acres and large tracts of meadow land along the river.

Mr. Burghardt was deceased before 1770, and his son, John, commonly known by this military title of ‘Ensign,’ built the Beckwith house, it is believed in 1773. Ensign John Burghardt was a man of character and influence, often serving the town in public offices and committees. He married, before the Revolution, Eleanor, daughter of Israel Dewey. His children were Andrew, who is said to have occupied the old Levi Hyde place; Hugo, a distinguished physician of Richmond; Catherine; and Lambert, who removed to Kinderhook, and who was the grandfather of the late Garrett Burghardt, Esq., of Van Deusenville. Ensign John Burghardt, perhaps seventy years ago, removed to Richmond and spent the latter years of his life with his son, Doctor Hugo Burghardt.’

In the Name of God, Amen, March 30, 1764

I, JAN BORGHART, of Kinderhook, in Albany County. “I leave to my eldest son, Hendrick, my large Dutch Bible and my cane, with silver head on, in right of his Primogeniture.” I also leave to my son, Hendrick, the 2 lots of land at Sheffield, in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, situate on the east side of
Housatonic river, and on the east side of the mountains, and now in his possession. I leave to my grandson, Jan Borghart, all the rest of my estate in Sheffield and Great Barrington, except 400 acres of wood land, which I leave to my granddaughter, the daughter of my son Hendrick. I leave to my grandson, Jan, a negro woman. I leave to my grandson, Lambert, son of my son Hendrick, 1/2 of all the right I now have in a tract of land I bought of Rykert Hansen, on the south side of Kinderhook, as by deed. Also 1/2 of my right in a stream, water course and sawmill, at a certain place called Poten Hoek, near Kinderhook, in partnership with Robert Van Dusen, with all the tools. I leave to the children of Fytie, wife of Andrew Kittell, deceased, all my real and personal estate in Kinderhook, and my right in the Town Patent, being 1/30. Also 1/2 of my right in the land bought of Rykert Hansen, and 1/2 of my right in the sawmill and stream at Poten Hoek. Also 2 negroes. I leave to my daughter, Eytie, widow of John Moore, late of Claverack, £200 out of the estate I have given to the children of my daughter, Fytie. I leave to my granddaughter Anna, who now lives with me (daughter of my son Hendrick) £35 and 2 cows. I leave to the children of my daughter, Maria, late wife of Jurge Van Hoesen, a negro man. To Jan, the son of my daughter, Fytie Kittell, my gun. My son-in-law, Andrew Kittell, is to have charge of my estate while he remains a widower and no longer. I make my grandsons, Jan and Lambert Borghart, and Peter B. Vosburgh, executors. As for my negro ‘Piet,’ I give him free of being anybody’s negro.

Witnesses, Lauris Goes, John Van Alstine, Laurens Van Dyck.
Proved, October 1, 1764… Abstracts of New York City Wills – Volume 6 page 350 … New York City Wills – Liber 24 page 495

8. Jan Hendrickse Van Wie

Jan’s wife Catharine Huyck was born 1683 in Albany, Albany, New York. Her parents were Andries Hanse Huyck and Catrym Lambertse Van Valkenburg. Catharine died 3 Sep 1748 in Albany, Albany, New York.

9. Hendrick Hendrickse Van WIE (See his page)

10. Andries Gardenier

Andries’ wife Josyna Gardenier, Andries’ first cousin was born 5 Nov 1691 in Kingston, Tryon, New York. Her parents were Hendrick Gardenier and [__?__]. Josyna died Oct 1756 in Kinderhook, New York.

12. Arie Gardenier

Arie’s wife Lysbeth Van Slyck was born 2 Feb 1690 in Kinderhook, Columbia, New York.








Dutch Settlers Society of Albany, 1929-30 Yearbook, p. 34





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Hendrick Hendrickse Van Wie

Hendrick Hendrickse Van WIE (1689 – 1744) was Alex’s 8th Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Hendrick Hendrickse Van Wie was born in 17 Mar 1689 Albany, NY . His parents were Hendrick Gerritse Van WIE and Eytje ARIAANSZ  He married Hilletje BECKER on 11 Mar 1715 in Albany, NY.  Hendrick died 20 Dec 1746.

Hilletje Becker was born 10 Sep 1693 in Albany, NY.  Her parents wereJohannes BECKER and Anna VAN DER ZEE. Hilletje was buried 23 Dec 1744.

Children of Benjamin and Ida:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Hendrick Hendrickse Van Wie 20 Jan 1717
Albany, NY
Johanna Gardinier
c. 1746
Albany, NY
2. Antje Van Wie 28 Jun 1719
Albany, NY
Albert Wouterse Van Der Zee
1 May 1741
3. Ariantje Van Wie 5 Nov 1721
Albany, NY
Died Young
4. Ariantje (2) Van Wie 22 Jan 1724
Albany, NY
5. Johannes Van Wie 3 Jul 1726
Albany, NY
6. Eytje (Ida Ita, Eitje, Eida, Yta or Eita) Van WIE (Weyen) 15 Sep 1728 in Albany, NY Benjamin TURK
c. 1741 in Kingston, Ulster New York
7. Elizabeth Van Wie 8 Aug 1731
Albany, NY
Died Young
8. Maria Van Wie 1 Sep 1734
Albany, NY
Died Young
9. Catharyna Van Wie 7 May 1738
Albany, NY
Died Young


1. Hendrick Hendrickse Van Wie

Hendrick’s wife Johanna Gardinier was born 1723 in Kinderhook, Columbia, New York.

Hendrick  was a resident of Van Wie’s Point, on the Hudson, about eighty miles below Albany, and in 1774 removed to Palatine, Montgomery County, New York where he purchased land of Jellis Fonda [Peter WINNE I's son-in-law]  The deed for this land is a choice heirloom in the family, who jealously guard it. He did not remain in Palatine, but returned to Van Wie’s Point, where he died an old man.

2. Antje Van Wie

Antje’s husband Albert Wouterse Van Der Zee was born 20 May 1716 in Albany, New York. His parents were Wouter Storm Van Der Zee and Jannetje Swart. His grandparents were Storm Albertse Van Der ZEE (Bradt) (1663 – 1712)  and Hilletje LANSING.

Antje and Wouter were cousins once removed.   Antje’s grandmother Anna Van Der Zee and Albert’s father Wouter Storm were siblings.

4. Ariantje (2) Van Wie 22 JAN 1724

6. Eytje (Ida Ita, Eitje, Eida, Yta or Eita) Van WIE (Weyen) (See Benjamin TURK‘s page)






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(Johann) Friedrich Merkle

(Johann) Friedrich MERKLE (1669 – 1735) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Location of Palatinate in Rhineland-Palatinate

(Johann) Friedrich Markle was born in 1669 in Bayern, Pfalz, Germany. The southern part of what is today the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz was actually once part Bavaria. Historically, this area has been known as as the “Rheinpfalz”, “Rhennish Pfalz”, “Rheinbayern” or “Palatinate” region. His parents may have been Hendrick Felix MERKLE and Eva SPRANGER. The father/son relationship between Felix and Friederich Merckel is highly speculative and is supported solely by the fact that Ellsabetha (Merckel) Würth, daughter of Felix Merckel, was sponsor at the baptism of Friederich’s daughter Elisabetha in 1704. (See discussion below)

Friedrich married Anna [Magdalena Schuettendubel?] in 1690 in Bad Dürkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. In 1689, the town was almost utterly destroyed when French troops in the Nine Years’ War (known in Germany as the Pfälzischer Erbfolgekrieg, or War of the Palatine Succession) carried out a scorched-earth campaign in Electoral Palatinate. This time, though, reconstruction was swifter, leading to Count Johann Friedrich of Leiningen granting Dürkheim town rights once more as early as 1700. Alternatively, they married in Neustadt, Bergstrasse, Hessen, Germany.

He next married Anna Barbara Allman before 4 Aug 1710 in Neustadt, Germany.  Alternatively, Friedrich and Anna married on a ship at sea on their way over to America or soon after their arrival.  The family emigrated in 1710 as refugees from the German Palatine. Their trek to the New World had led them by way of Holland and England.    Friedrich died in 1735 in Kingston, Ulster, NY.

In 1709 Protestant Germans from the Pfalz or Palatine region of Germany escaped conditions of hardship, traveling first to Rotterdam and then to London. The Queen helped them get to her colonies in America. The trip was long and difficult to survive because of the poor quality of food and water aboard ships and the infectious disease typhus, or Palatine fever. Many immigrants, particularly children, died before reaching America in June 1710.

Emigrants Leaving the Palatinate for America Source: Imhof, Andreas Lazarus von. Neu-eröffneter historischer Bildersaal, Vol. 9: Geschichten, welche sich unter Carolo VI, von dem Jahr 1723 auf das Jahr 1733 zugetragen. Nuremberg: Buggel, 1735. Courtesy of PD Dr. Helmut Schmahl, Mainz University.

The Palatine immigration of about 2100 people who survived was the largest single immigration to America in the colonial period. Most were first settled along the Hudson River in work camps, to pay off their passage. By 1711, seven villages had been established in New York on the Robert Livingston manor.

“Johann” is a saint’s name commonly given to German boys at baptism.  Since there is no baptismal record for Friederich, and since in 12 years of searching Kirsten Bowman has yet to find a single record showing him that way, she believes the “Johann” was added arbitrarily by a researcher (perhaps Bennett) somewhere along the way and has been perpetuated by copycats.  The records published by professionals show him simply as Friederich, but just about every passalong tree on the Internet has him as Johann Friederich.  She has sometimes considered listing that alias for him in her tree on RootsWeb just so the page will be found in searches, but has not yet mustered the nerve to cave in to that general misconception.  On the other hand, I am more liberal and have even been known to include a romantic story or two  even those that are not very likely

Anna Magdalena Schuettendubel was born in 1669 in Haßloch, Bad Durkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz , (Palatinate, Rheinland), Germany.   In 1621, during the Thirty Years’ War, Haßloch was laid waste by the Spaniards. In 1689, it met the same fate again, more than once, in the Nine Years’ War (known in Germany as the Pfälzischer Erbfolgekrieg, or War of the Palatine Succession), this time at the hands of the Spaniards and the French. Anna Magdalena died in Germany.

Anna Barbara Allman was born in 1685 – Haßloch, Bad Durkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.  She is listed with her husband, Christoph[er?] Mey, a vine dresser, as immigrants in London waiting for transport to New York. The Hunter Lists then show her as a widow at West Camp, and a month later there’s a notation.  From Henry Z. Jones:

Christoph Mey aged 35, his wife, and a daughter aged 3, Ref., husbandman and vinedresser, were in the 3rd arrivals in England later that yr. [1709] (London Lists).”

“Barbara Meyin, a wid., made her only appearance on the Hunter Lists 4 Oct 1710 with 1 pers. over 10 yrs. of age. As she was registered but one name away from Friderich Merkel, this Barbara Meyin probably was the same person as #490 Christoph May’s Wid (Anna Barbara Alman) who md. Friederich Mercke

“Christoph May’s Widdow [sic] had but one entry on the Hunter Lists, on 4 July 1710 with 1 pers. over 10 yrs.; a note in the Ledger section of these rolls notes she md. with Frederic Merckel. (Merckel’s wife was named Anna Barbara Alman).”

After Friedrich died,  Anna Barbara (Alman) Mey Merckel married Nicholas Keator on 11 Mar 1736 and moved to Marbletown, New York.  Anna Barbara died in 1742 in Kingston, NY.

Children of Friedrich and Anna:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Heinrich Merckel? (See discussion) 1691
Mary Estes 1781 Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York
2. Johann Jacob Merckel? (See discussion) 1693
Elizabeth Shultes
c. 1715
6 May 1717
West Camp, Ulster, New York
3. Laurens (Loretnz) Merckel 1697
Hoegdugsland Germany
Zivilia Catrina Kehl (Sibylla Catharina Keel)
6 Apr 1724 Kingston, NY
After 1767
Burke County, North Carolina
4. Antje (Annatje) MERKEL 1698
Palatinate, now Rhineland Pfalz, Germany
25 Nov 1720 Kingston
23 Jan 1763  or 1781 Ulster, NY
5. Anna Maretje (Maria) Merckel 21 Dec 1701,
Haßloch, Germany
Johann Michael Planck
20 Nov 1738  Katsbaan, Ulster, NY
6. Johann Mathius Markle 20 Jun 1703
Haßloch, Germany
Margaretha Kehl
New York
Ulster, NY
7. Elisabetha Merckel 24 Dec 1704,
Haßloch, Germany
Not Ludwig Würth (He was her uncle and bapt. sponsor) 1784
Haßloch Churchbook
8. Johann Andreas Merckel 5 Sep 1706,
Haßloch, Germany
No Further Record, Probably died in Germany
9. Margaretha Phillipina Merckel 23 Dec 1708,
Haßloch, Germany
No Further Record, Probably died in Germany


Children of Friedrich and Anna Alman:

Name Born Married Departed
10. Johann Adam Merckel 10 Dec 1711
26 Dec 1711
West Camp, NY
Elizabeth [__?__] Bef Feb 1756 Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania
11. Maria Elisabetha Merckel 12 Feb 1712
Saugerties, Ulster, NY
Jacob Cornelis BRINK Bef.
24 Oct 1757
Ulster, County, NY
12. Berhardt (Barent) Merckel 5 Jun 1715
Kingston, NY
Cornelia Van Der Merken
bef. 1739
Kingston, NY
Barbara Van der Merken
13 Sep 1747
Kingston, NY
19 Jun 1789
Ulster, New York,
13. Eva Merckel 21 Dec 1716bapt.
7 Jan 1717
Jeremias Kittelon (Kittle)
16 Sep 1739
14. Elisabetha Merckel 16 Feb 1719
20 Feb 1719
West Camp
Thomas Bosch
9 Mar 1739 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
15. Johannes Merckel 25 Sep 1720 Elisabetha Anna Snauber (Schnaub)
10 Sep 1746
Smithfield, (now Oldwick, Tewksbury, Hunterdon), Pennsylvania
16. Whilhelmus Markle 22 Jul 1722
Kingston, NY
Sarah Koch
4 Apr 1752
Kingston, NY
Jan 1813
Ancaster township, Westworth, Ontario, Canada
17. Petrus Merkel 14 Feb 1724/25 Mar 1724/25
18. Petrus Merckel 25 Sep 1726 Sarah Westbroek
c. 1759
19. Anna Merckel 18 May 1729
Churchland, Saugerties, Ulster, NY
Jacobus Bosch
13 Oct 1745
Kingston, Ny

The evidence for Felix as Friederich’s father is very skimpy. Here’s what Henry Z. Jones says to clarify:

“Searches in Dr. Arta Johnson’s collections of the records of 6733 Haßloch/Bohl reveal the probable father of the emigrant Friederich Merckel may have been Felix Merckel: Elisabetha, d/o the late Felix Merckel, md. 13 Aug 1704 Johann Ludwig Würth there, and this same Elisabetha Würth sp. the emigrant 1709er Friederich Merckel at Haßloch in 1704 also! Arta was also kind enough to transcribe the Haßloch Gerichtbuch [Court book] and share the results with me; she noted “Fridrich Merckel, von hier [from here]” was listed 26 Nov 1700.”

When Jones says Elisabetha “sp. the emigrant 1709er Friederich Merckel” he actually means that Elisabetha was the sponsor for the baptism of Friederich’s daughter.

One source states that Hendrick Felix died in Kingston, New York in 1723.  However, if Felix was Friedrich’s father, it’s a mystery why none of Friedrich’s children were named for him, especially since he had so many sons to choose from.

There is no record of any wife of Felix, and the marriage record for his daughter Elisabetha refers to her as the “daughter of the late Felix Merckel.”  The names offered online for Felix’s wife may be due to some uninformed thrashing around in German records. If Henry Z Jones and his team of professional researchers on site using original records didn’t find a wife for Felix,  there probably is not any reliable record.

The Haßloch churchbooks identify the mother of Friederich’s children as Anna Barbara. This has caused all sorts of contortions among American family historians because his second wife was also Anna Barbara, but it’s a common German name and they were two different people.

It actually makes a very simple and straightforward chronology if people would just stick to the records and stop making conjectures about Friederich’s second marriage happening in Germany, Johann Adam being born aboard ship, and/or Friederich remarrying the first Anna Barbara at Nutten Island after they reached New York–all of which have been presented as fact.

From “The Mohawk Valley and Its People by Barth Lefferts

Along the beautiful Rhine in Europe, at the time of the Schenectady massacre, [ The Schenectady Massacre was an attack against the village of Schenectady in the colony of New York on 8 Feb 1690.   A party of over 200 French commandos and Sault and Algonquin Indian raiders went from Montreal to attack English outposts to the south. They were retaliating for a series of devastating Iroquois raids for which the English had provided weapons and ammunition. Isolated northern and western settlements were the targets.]  was a district known as the Palatinate (Pa lat’ i-nat). It was naturally a fertile land, but it had the misfortune to be a border region. Over it swept the bloody disputes of the rulers who from time to time tried to settle their contests by the sword.

As at Schenectady, these Palatinate dwellers saw their homes burned, their property stolen, their farms laid waste; and if stray bullet or cannonball took the life of some peaceful person — well, that was a “fortune of war.”

At last many of the Palatinate dwellers could stand no more of such dreadful happenings. Their ruler had forbidden them to emigrate, but suffering breaks a multitude of laws, and a number of them, peasants and merchants, farm-dwellers and town-dwellers, managed over a period of a few years to leave their country. The first to leave found kind treatment in Holland and England; a considerable party reached America and settled along the Hudson where Newburgh stands today.

Encouraged by the friendship which had been shown, an army of the “Palatines” set out, group after group, in the spring of 1709.  As they reached the city of Rotterdam in Holland, the people there sent them across the North Sea to London, and by autumn there were thirteen thousand of these refugees. Many found homes in England, four thousand were shipped to Ireland, and the rest were given passage to various places in America.
While these German Palatines were sheltered at various places in and about London, Peter Schuyler, mayor of Albany, came to England on business. He brought with him five Indian chiefs. One of them died on the voyage, but the others attracted much attention, as they liked to walk about the streets. Seeing the “poor Palatines” in such numbers, one chief, a Mohawk, declared that these people, who were akin to the Dutch whom he liked, could find new homes along Schoharie Creek, west of Schenectady. From that time, the Palatines thought of “Schoharie” and Paradise as the same.

A new governor was being sent out to the colony of New York, a man of kind feeling and high character.  Governor Hunter proposed that three thousand Palatines should be sent to New York when he went, and that they should be employed in making pitch and tar for English ships from the pines that abounded there. This was done, but Schoharie seemed so far away that they were placed north of Esopus Creek, on both sides of the Hudson. Those on the west side, where Saugerties stands today, were soon left to their own devices to clear the land and to make homes. On the east side there were about twelve hundred Germans who were supposed to begin tarmaking early in the spring.

The Germans did not like the prospect. True, they were being fed and provided for by Governor Hunter, but they had intended to be farmers in the New World, not tarmakers. As honest people, they expected to labor for a while in order to repay the favors which they had received but around the evening fire they never ceased to talk among themselves of the promised land of “Schorie.”

Governor Hunter had expected great things from his Palatine experiment. After his first grant of money from the English government he had used his own private fortune, hoping to be repaid some day. If he had really known trees, however, he would have been saved money and disappointment, for the so-called “pitch-pine” of our Northern States, while its sap is sticky enough, produces little pitch. It is the “Georgia pine” of the Southern States which is valuable for that purpose.

Two winters on the Hudson served to exhaust the Governor’s purse and the Germans’ patience. At last Hunter had to tell the Palatines that they must shift for themselves. Now they felt free to set out for their land of Canaan. Seven of their leading men traveled to get permission from the Indians. From Albany, guided by an Indian, they crossed the Helderberg heights until Fox Creek led them down into the deep, broad, and beautiful valley which they had longed to see.

The Indians received them and gave consent. In the autumn of the year of 1712 fifty families set out, and though a road had to be cut into the valley, they built cabins before winter began. The redmen gave them corn from their own scanty stock, but inside the cabins there was much hunger. The following March a hundred more families arrived, driving their sledges on a two weeks’ journey through snow which lay on the highlands a yard deep.

The Palatines then left behind never removed to Schoharie. They left the manor of Patroon Livingston, where the settlement of “Germantown” is their memorial, and took up land a little south. Today we find their traces in the names of Rhinecliff and Rhinebeck. [Where Chelsea Clinton got married]  The Schoharie emigrants settled in seven villages along the Schoharie, each one kindly named after one of the leaders who had explored the road.

Times continued to be hard with the Palatines. Until their first crop of corn ripened, their hunger “was scarcely to be endured,” and a few of the boys went to live in the wigwams of their red friends. When the corn at last was harvested, there was no mill in the valley to grind it. The strongest of the women would carry on their backs heavy sacks of corn all the way to Schenectady, have it ground, and bear the meal back again, all in the same day.

Though the Germans had settled and cultivated the valley, they had no title to the land, and Governor Hunter, indignant that the Government would not pay him back for his heavy expenses, would not grant the runaways any title. Troubles with those who did receive grants bothered the Palatines for nearly ten years. At last, out of the eight hundred Schoharie settlers, about three hundred decided to pay rent to the legal owners, unjust as they thought it was. Many others turned their steps to Pennsylvania, where one of them, Conrad Weiser [son of  Conrad WEISER Sr.], became a prominent man.

The first of this family to come to America, arrived in the year 1710. They came as refugees from the German Palatine. Their trek to the New World had led them by way of Holland and England.

The name was originally spelled Merkel or Merckel and pronounced in German as “Mare-kil”. The Palatines settled among, and intermarried with, the Dutch in Ulster County, New York. Here they soon were using the prevailing language which was Holland Dutch. (At Kingston church preaching was in Dutch until 1809).

In 1673, twenty-five years after the “Thirty Years War” ended in 1648, Louis XIV of France began his marauding expeditions for the purpose of exterminating the Protestant heretics. Destructive raids laid waste to the Palatine countryside. This ruthless pillage continued until 1688 when the French King himself entered the land “to make it a wilderness” as he declared.

The villages, towns and farms of the Rhine regions were pillaged and burned, and their inhabitants tortured, ravished or slain. Few escaped the country. Those who survived were spared further horrors when, in 1705, England, Holland, Sweden, and Prussia intervened and threatened reprisals unless this carnage ceased. The way of Spanish Succession followed (1701-1713) but it touched only lightly on the already devastated country.
Added to the horrors of the war, there came further to harass the unfortunate Palatines the unusually severe winters of 1703 and 1709. Vineyards and orchards were blasted by the cold. Birds froze on the wing, fires failed to warm the shivering populace. Also, there came ecclesiastical regulations that made still more unbearable the life of these “poor, protestant, Palatines.”

Their only salvation lay in migrating to other lands. The first group of 41 (men, women and children) left for England by way of Holland in 1708. They were led by the Rev. Joshua Von Kocherthal, a Lutheran minister, whose wife and three children were among the refugees. In London, they petitioned Queen Anne for permission to sail to one of the British Colonies in America. Hearing of their extreme poverty the good Queen granted them each a shilling a day towards their sustenance until a decision was reached.

England desired to expand her frontiers in the New World, so transportation for “these honest and laborious Palatines” was arranged on the British ship “Globe”. A special act of naturalization made them “denizens of the Kingdom.” (It is perhaps for reasons of gratitude that some of their immediate descendants, in the days of the American Revolution, seemed to have Tories and British sympathies, even to the extent of moving to Canada.”

This first group of Palatines  landed 60 miles up the Hudson River and built a town they called “Neuberg”, now called Newburgh, New York.  Queen Anne supplied them with agricultural implements and foodstuffs for one year. In exchange, the Palatines were to supply lumber for the Royal Navy.

A year later, when pastor Von Kocherthal returned to England for additional aid, he found 3000 refugees there. They were living in tents on the Black Heath of London. The queen acceded to his wishes that they too be sent to America to join the others. This time a whole flotilla of vessels was needed. They sailed from London in January, 1710. Among the ships was the “Globe”, making it’s second crossing with Palatine refugees.

For months this fleet of sailing ships with human cargo was tossed about on the stormy winter’s sea. At least one ship was wrecked and 470 immigrants died during the voyage. Another 250 succumbed after landing in New York on the 14th of June, 1710. After a period of quarantine on Nutten (now Governor’s Island, they proceeded upriver and settled on both sides of the Hudson, above Neuberg (New Town).

As time passed, some of the settlers moved on into the Schoharie Valley of New York and into parts of Pennsylvania. In the next few years Palatines migrated to the new land. Some of the ships landed at New York and some at Philadelphia.

One of the towns settled on the Hudson’s west bank was West Camp (now Saugerties) near Kingston. Here the minister who worked with Pastor Von Kocherthal was Dominie Haeger of the Dutch Reformed Church. It is in the records of the Dutch Church at West Camp that we first find mention of the name “MERKEL”. It was here, on 26 Dec 1711, that a baby born on the ship “Globe” was baptized. It was Johan Adam Merkel, son of Fredrik Merkel and Barbara Alman. [Adam was actually born 10 Dec 1711 in West Camp, Albany, New York]

We have no record of all the names in that second massive migration of the Palatine refugees, but from the baptismal record we know that Fredrik Merkel and his wife, Barbara, arrived with them.

The Winter of 1708/09 was one of the coldest on record in Europe with many rivers freezing over

Another account ….

“The first boats packed with refugees began arriving in early May 1709. The first nine hundred of them were given housing, food and supplies by a number of wealthy Englishmen who felt them deserving of charity. The immigrants were called ‘Poor Palatines’: ‘poor’ in reference to their pitiful and impoverished state upon arrival in England, and ‘Palatines’ since many of them came from lands controlled by the Elector Palatine. Yet the majority came from regions outside the Palatinate, and against the wishes of their respective rulers they fled by the thousands to the Dutch city of Rotterdam, whence the majority embarked for London. Throughout the summer, ships unloaded thousands of refugees, and almost immediately their numbers overwhelmed the initial attempts to provide for them. By summer, most of the Poor Palatines were settled in Army tents in the fields of Blackheath and Camberwell, and a Committee dedicated to coordinating their settlement and dispersal sought ideas for their employment. This proved difficult, as the Poor Palatines were unlike previous migrant groups – skilled, middle-class, religious exiles such as the Huguenots or the Dutch in the 16th century – but were instead mostly unskilled laborers, neither sufficiently educated nor healthy enough for most types of employment.”

When the flood of emigrants from the Palatinate region of Europe poured into England in 1709 , discussions were held as  to where they should be settled in the New World.  Colonel Robert Hunter, who had recently been appointed to the governorship of the Province of New York submitted his proposal for the settlement of Palatines in the frontiers of his province. His arguments were persuasive. A proposal was submitted to Queen Anne, and she approved it in early January, 1710.

A Commission was established to find the funds necessary to pay for ships to carry the Palatines to America. Arrangements were made  with the owners of ten ships to pay £5  ƒ10 per head for 3,300 Palatines.The Germans were scheduled to be boarded upon the ships between the 25th and 29th of December, 1709. That boarding took place as scheduled, but the convoy of ships  got no farther than Nore, fifty miles from London, when seven of the ten ships refused sailing orders. The actual date on which the ships set sail across the Atlantic is not certain but most accounts indicate 10 April, 1710 was the likely date of departure for the New World.

Whether lying in port on the Thames, or on the Atlantic Ocean, the Palatines were on board the ships, in conditions suited to the low rate which had been paid the ships owners, for nearly six months. The conditions were harsh and uncomfortable. Landfall was made at New York for the first ship on 13 June, 1710.  The death toll on the journey amounted to 446 by the end of July, and during the first month in the New World, that number rose to 470. The ships docked at Nutten Island. Due to the reports of disease among the emigrants, the people of New York City showed no hospitality toward them.

Four tracts of land had been suggested as the eventual site for the Palatine’s to settle in New York Province. There was a tract on the Mohawk River above Little Falls, a tract on the Schoharie River, a tract on the east side of the Hudson River and one on that river’s west side. The tracts  were still claimed by the Mohawk Indians. Governor Hunter began negotiations with them and on 22 August, 1710 the Indians made a gift of the tract on the Schoharie River to Governor Hunter to be used for the settlement of the Palatines.

A Mohawk spokesman said at the time:

“We are told that the great queen of Great Britain has sent a considerable number of People with your Excy to setle upon the land called Skohere, which was a great surprise to us and we were mush Disatisfyd at the news, in Regard the Land belongs to us.
Nevertheless since Your Excellcy has been pleased to desire the said land for christian settlements, we are willing and do now surrender…to the Queen…for Ever all that tract of Land Called Skohere.”

From that moment on, most of the Palatine emigrants thought of Schoharie as Paradise. But, Schoharie was not to be their destination.

The Schoharie tract was not really suited to the manufacture of naval stores or pitch and tar because no pitch pine trees grew in its vicinity, so  a tract of land closer to New York City along the east side of the Hudson River was chosen by Governor Hunter for the Palatine settlement.  The tract of 6,000 acres was (conveniently) owned by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Robert Livingston. Governor Hunter entered into an agreement for the purchase of the tract with the option to remove the pitch pine trees growing on Livingston’s neighboring lands. A third tract of 800 acres was purchased from Thomas Fullerton. The name given to the three tracts on which the Palatines were to be settled was Livingston Manor.

In early-October 1710, the movement of the Palatines to  Livingston Manor  was begun. They had been encamped on Nutten Island (later renamed Governor’s Island) since their arrival in New York in June.

Initially, life seemed to hold promise for the Palatine emigrants, and the Palatines worked hard to fulfill their part of the emigration contract that guaranteed each family 40 acres of land. Under the contract, passage was to be paid by Britain and Queen Anne. The contract stated that seven years after they had forty acres a head given to them, they were to repay the Queen with Hemp, Mast Trees, Tar and Pitch, or anything else. In reality, they quickly learned that they were having to work under different expectations, with no time frame within which to complete their service. They believed the changed circumstances made them no better than indentured servants and, claiming that they had been deceived and cheated into servitude, complained bitterly to Governor Hunter. A number of them secretly decided that they would resettle to Schoharie to claim rights that were previously promised to them by the Queen and  Indian leaders. After futile efforts by Governor Hunter to dissuade them with words, they were eventually disarmed and suppressed.


There were several families with the surname of Merckel/Merkel who migrated to New York State in the 1700″s. During the 1950′s researchers thought these families had all descended from Johann Friedrich Merckle who came with the first Palatine Migration in 1709/10.    Threee other early Merckel families lived in New York, and fortunately they settled in distinctly different places so they’re not too difficult to separate with the records available today.  Those locations were Stone Arabia, New Dorlach (now Sharon), and Schoharie.  Friederich spent a few years at West Camp and then settled in Kingston, Ulster County, relatively far from the others.

Some researchers show the following to be children of Johann and Anna, but they probably had different parents.

Christopher Merckel b. 1693 in Durlach, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany; m.  Catharina Kurtz bef. 1718 in Germany; d.  1722 in New York.   Ejvor Merkley, has done extensive research on the Merckels of New Dorlach (now Sharon) and has hired professional researchers in Germany to supplement her work. She has found clear documentation that brothers Hans Michael, Christopher Friederich, and Joseph Friederich immigrated from Hoheneck, Germany, in about 1755 and settled in New Dorlach. The brothers were tentatively listed as possible descendants of Friederich of Ulster County by genealogist Archibald Bennett (as was Henrich, above) and Bennett cautioned in his manuscript that further research could prove the connection wrong. It has, but unfortunately most people ignore the warning and treat the tentative and faulty connections as proven fact.

Hendrick Merckel b 1718 at Fonda: He doesn’t fit too well with Friederich’s family, having been born in Fonda.

1. Heinrich Merckel?

Heinrich’s wife Mary Estes was born 1706 in Germany. Her parents were xx. Mary died 1786 in Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York.

It is most likely that Henrich was not Friederich’s son.  He and Maria lived at Stone Arabia while Friederich and his family are all readily traceable to Kingston. Henrich’s son Jacob was born in Germany in 1725 and son Johann Henrich was born at Stone Arabia in 1727, indicating that the parents immigrated about 1726 while Friederich immigrated in 1710. Some people rationalize by saying Johann was married in 1690 and it makes sense he had children born before 1697.  They say Henrich at age 19 stayed in Germany when his family immigrated in 1710 and came on his own later.

2. Johann Jacob Merckel?

Jacob’s first wife Elizabeth Shultes was born 1695 in Germany. Elizabeth died in 1717.

Johann Jacob  Merckel b. 1695 Kingston, NY; m. Elisabetha Schultheis;  d. 6 May 1717
West Camp, Ulster, NY.    Johann and Elisabetha were living at West Camp/Schoharie as late as 1716 when they sponsored a baptism there–after Friederich’s family had moved to Kingston. If J. Jacob was old enough to have been married before 1716, then he probably would have been born about 1691 and would be rather old for a son of Friederich. That, combined with the Schoharie vs Kingston locations makes me doubt that Johann Jacob was a son of Friederich. These families were very close-knit and almost always migrated together in the early years.

3. Laurens (Loretnz) Merckel

Laurens’ wife Zivilia Catrina Kehl (Sibylla Catharina Keel) was born about 1705 in Hoogduysland, Germany. Her parents were Georg Wihelm Kahl (Kell) and Anna Gertraud Winnen. Zivila died 1743 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.

4. Antje (Annatje) MERKEL (See Peter WINNE IV‘s page)

5. Anna Maretje (Maria) Merckel

Anna’s husband Johann Michael Planck baptized  7 Jan 1711 in N.Y. . . conf. 15 April 1729, aged 19 yrs. at Newton (N.Y. City Luth. Cbk.). . . He first Maria Magdalena (Marlena) Eberhardt, d/o Johannes, 4 Feb 1734 at Kisk[etamenesey] in Joh. Phil. Kreisler’s house (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk.). He married second Maria Merckel 20 Nov 1738 (Katsbaan Ref. Chbk.). He md. third as a widower 21 April 1746 to Anna Meyer.

6. Johann Mathius Markle

Johann’s baptism sponsors were Joh. Mathes Löffler (?) – Gemeinsmann [Common man] and butcher here (Haßloch Chbk.).

His wife Margaretha Kehl was born 1716 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Her parents were Georg Wihelm Kahl and Anna Gertraud Winnen. Margaretha died in 1784 in Ulster, New York.

Johann Wilhelm Kähl (Hunter Lists #354): “The ch. of Hans Peter and Anna Kell at Melsbach were: . . . Georg Wilhelm, bpt. 9 April 1681. . . md. 26 June 1704 Gertraut, d/o Johannes Winnen at Rockenfeldt. . . The ch. of Georg Wilhelm Kähl and Gertraud were:
1) Sybilla Catharina (HJ) md. 6 April 1724 Lorentz Merckel (Kingston Ref. Chbk.).
2) Margaretha (HJ), md. Mattheus Merckel (HJ)

7. Elisabetha Merckel

The sponsor was Elisabetha (Merckel) Würth is believed to have been Friederich’s sister. Ludwig Würth was Elisabetha’s uncle, not her husband.

8. Johann Andreas Merckel

Andreas’ baptism sponsor was Joh. Andr. Schabebauer here (Haßloch Chbk.).

10. Johann Adam Merckel

Johann Adam’s baptism sponsors were Johann Adam Friderich and wife Regina (West Camp Lutheran Chbk.). (from the Kocherthal Records). It appears that someone has mistaken Regina as being the child’s wife rather than his sponsor.

His wife’s name was Elizabeth [__?__]

It’s commonly reported that J. Adam was born at sea, but this is another rationalization in an attempt to explain confusion about Friederich’s two marriages. The Hunter Lists show Friederich as a widower in mid 1710 and then a marriage to Anna Barbara (Alman) Mey in August 1710. J. Adam’s birth on 10 Dec 1711 is recorded in the Kocherthal Records as transcribed in The Book of Names by Lou D. MacWethy.

Adam lived in Williams Township, Northampton, PA, and died in late 1755 or early 1756 leaving five minor children. His brother Lorentz inventoried the estate, and his brother Johannes was one of the creditors listed in the probate record.

Adam Markell died before 27 Feb 1756 and left no will. Among creditors in the estate are listed William Kehl, John Marckell, and Lawrence Markell. The widow was instructed to pay the debts of the estate and divide the remainder among herself and five children.

11. Maria Elisabetha Merckel

Maria Elisabetha’s baptism sponsor was Maria Elisabetha Straub (West Camp Lutheran Chbk.)

Her husband Jacob Cornelis BRINK was baptized 5 Jan 1695/96 in Saugerties, Ulster county, NY.  His parents were Cornelius Lambertsen BRINK and Markjen Egertse MEYNDER. He married Annatje POST 17 May 1722 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston, NY. After Antje died, he married second Maria Elisabeth Merkel, 22 Dec 1732. He married, third, Mareitje Elich  of West Camp 25 Nov 1735. Jacob died 24 Oct 1757  in Kingston, NY.

Jacob Brink was listed as a soldier in the foot company of the Militia of the Corporation of Kingston in 1738. He is listed in 1755 as owning three slaves: Dick, Charles, and Peg.

12. Berhardt (Barent) Merckel

Berhardt’s baptism sponsors were Barent Berhans and Margriet Jansz.

His first wife Cornelia Van Der Merken was born 10 Jan 1714 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Her parents were Jacob Vandermark and Jannetjen Sluyter. Cornelia died in 1747 in Marbletown, Ulster, New York.

Berhardt’s second wife Barbara Van der Merken was Cornelia’s sister.

13. Eva Merckel

Eva’s baptism sponsor was Eva Mueller (West Camp Lutheran. Chbk.)

Her husband Jeremias Kittelon (Kittle) was born about 1712 in Marbletown, Ulster, New York.  His parents were Jeremiah Kittle and  Catherine Guderis. His first wife was Sara Veel,

Kingston Reformed Dutch Church, Marriage Records, p 578: “Jeremie Kittel, born in Mormel (Marbletown) widower of Sara Veel, and Eva Merkle, j. d, born at Kerkeland [Churchland/ Saugerties] both resid. in Mormel (Marbletown). Banns registered 16 Sept.” [Married Oct. 1739.]

14. Elisabetha Merckel

Elisabetha’s  baptism sponsors were Johann Klein and wife (West Camp Lutheran Chbk.)

Her husband Thomas Bosch was born 28 Feb 1714 – Marbletown, Ulster, New York.  His parents were Jacobus Bosch and Eycke Van Der Mark.  Thomas died 1774 – Ulster, New York

Records of the Kingston Dutch Church: “Thomas Bosch, j. m., born and resides under the jurisdiction of Mormel (Marbletown), and Lisabeth Merkel, J. D., born at Kerkeland (Churchland/ Saugerties) and resides in Kingston. Married 9 March 1739. Banns Registered 18 Feb.”

15. Johannes Merckel

Johannes’ baptism sponsors were Johann Klein and wife (West Camp Lutheran Chbk.).

His wife Elisabetha Anna Schnaub (Schnauben, Snover) was born about 1724 in Punstadt, Aabauerschaft, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Her parents were Johannes Schnauber Snover and Anna Elisabeth Windemuth. She immigrated with her parents in 1738.    Elisabetha before 26 May 1770 when her father’s will was recorded in Trenton, NY or 16 Aug 1807 – Smithfield, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania,

Johannes and Elisabetha were married in Smithfield Pennsylvania,  the original name given to the town when it was founded at the turn of the 18th century by Ralph Smith. German settlers began to arrive in Smithfield over the next few decades, and in 1758 the name changed to New Germantown. It remained New Germantown until 1918 at the end of World War I, when world affairs warranted a name change and Oldwick (meaning Old Village) was adopted.

Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark).
Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark, Orange County, New York Colony)

Vol 42, p 243: 11 Sep 1746, Maria Margreta and Maria Juliana, daughters of Johan Jory Windemuth and Johanna Margreta Elisabetha Bernhardin. Sp Johannes Snauber and wife, Anna Elisabetha Windemoedin, Jory Philip Windenmuth, Maria Juliana Huber, his wife.

Vol 42, p 247: 25 Oct 1747, Johannes, son of Jury Philip Windemoet and Maria Juliana Huber. Sp Johannes Merckel, Anna Elizabetha Snauber.

16. Whilhelmus Markle

Whilhelmus’ baptism sponsors were Wilhelmus Brandouw and Elisabeth Brandouw (Kingston Ref. Chbk).

His wife Sarah Koch  was born about 1730 in Marbletown , Ulster, New York. Her parents were Samuel Koch and Bridget Middaugh. Sarah died between 1790 and 1800 in Marbletown Township, Ulster County, New York.

17. Petrus Merckel

Petrus’ baptism sponsors were Pieter Overbag and Maria Overbag (Kingston Ref. Chbk.).

18. Petrus Merckel

Petrus’ baptism sponsors were  Manus Hommel and Grietjen Snyder (Kinston Ref. Chbk.).

His wife Sarah Westbroek was born about 1730.  Her parents were Dirk Westbrook and Janneken Van Keuren. Sarah died after 1784.

19. Anna Merckel

Anna’s baptism sponsors were Zacharias Bakker and Maria Merkel.

Her husband Jacobus Bosch was born 10 Mar 1723 – Kingston, Ulster, New York.  His parents were Jacobus Bosch and Eyke Van Der Mark




The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, 2 volumes  By  Henry Z. Jones,  Universal City, California: H. Z. Jones, 1985,

According to the Hunter Lists, Friederich had four children when he reached West Camp although there are baptismal records in Haßloch churchbooks for others.  Obviously several died young and never reached New York.  I believe the four who survived were Lorentz, Anna (Antje), Anna Maria, and Johann Matthias.  They most closely match the ages and sexes as given in the Hunter Lists, and there are later records for marriages of these four in the Kingston churchbooks.






The Markle DNA Project

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Dutch Names

Before the British captured New Netherland in 1664, Dutch families did not use surnames. They took their father’s first name and added “se” as in Pieter Pieterse.

The genealogical information given in the marriage and baptism registers is often sufficient in itself to assemble a skeleton pedigree, because of the following helpful Dutch customs:

1. A couple was betrothed in the Dutch Reformed Church and then married after three
banns had been read. The betrothal (marriage intentions) and/or marriage record ordinarily gives marital status and place of origin (which is usually place of birth).

2. A woman normally (but not always) continued to use her maiden name after marriage.

3. The first two children of each sex were often (but not always) named for the four grandparents.

4. Children were baptized shortly after birth and usually had relatives as godparents.
(Source: The New York Genealogical & Biographical Newsletter, Summer 1996)

Therefore, it was customary for Dutch couples to name children after their own respective parents, alternating between paternal and maternal grandparents, often in an orderly fashion, but not always.

If the first child was a son he would have likely been named after his paternal grandfather, then usually the eldest daughter would be named for the maternal grandmother, but once again not necessarily. Since they also tended to have large families, it was not unusual to find a child named for each of the four grandparents and not always in some preordained order.

However, the British capture of New Netherland in 1664 marked the beginning of the end of the Dutch patronymic system in the colonies and the introduction of surnames. However, it appears to have been a slow phased process implemented in the last quarter of the 17th century, with some Dutch families adopting their new surnames sooner than others.

Like French and like German, Dutch apparently has dipthongs and gutturals … but they’re not the same dipthongs and gutturals, so we can’t make any assumptions along those lines.  Here are the few pointers I’ve accumulated (a/k/a the essence of my ignorance):

  • As in English, the first syllable of a word receives the emphasis more often than not.
  • E is generally pronounced like an English hard A; double-EEs are invariably like a hard A.
  • Double-OOs are pronounced like hard Os (ROWS not ROOZ).
  • Double-AAs are pronounced like soft As.
  • Vowel combinations such as EU and OE … are impossible to describe coherently.
  • Letter Gs are neither hard nor soft, but almost nonexistent; you’re better off to think of a sharply-attacked letter H.
  • Letter Js are pronounced like Ys, except…
  • The IJ combination apparently usually sounds like a hard A.
  • The SCH combination sounds like SHK.
Given Names
Dutch Name Pronounciation English Equivalent
Aeltje OWLT-yeh
Anneke AHN-ne-keh Anna
Antje Diminutive form of Anna
Arie Diminutive of Adrian
Arjan AR-yan
Berend BAYR-end
Berendina BAYR-en-DEEN-uh
Betje BAYT-yeh Betty
Boudewyn BOW-de-wayn Baldwin
Brevoort Bray-FORT
Claes KLAYS Claude
Constantija Kon-STAN-tee-yah Constance
Cornelis Kor-NAYL-eess Cornelius
Derk DAYRK Dirk
Dries DREESS Andrew
Emke AIM-keh
Engelbertus AIN-hel-BAYR-tus
Geertruid Hayr-TROWDT Gertrude
Gerrit Hay-REET Gerard
Geertje Diminutive form of Gertrude
Gesina Hay-SEEN-ah
Gosselick HOSS-uh-LEEK
Greetje Diminutive form of Margaret
Harmanus HAR-man-us
Hendrickje Feminine form of Hendrick
Jaap YAHP Jacob
Jan YAHN John
Janna YAHN-nuh Johanna
Janneke Feminine form of Jan
Jannetje Feminine form of Jan
Jenneken YAY-neh-ken Joan
Karel KAH-rel Charles
Lodewyk LOW-de-wik Ludwig/Louis
Lotje LAHT-yeh Charlotte
Machtel MAK-tull Matilda
Marijke Mar-AY-keh Maria
Marinus MAR-uh-nus
Mathijs Mat-TICE Matthew
Petrus PAY-truss Peter
Pier Dutch form of Peter, used especially in Flanders.
Powles POW-less Paul
Roosje ROW-sheh Rosie
Rykert RY-kayrt Richard
Saal SAHL Saul
Teunis TEH-niss Diminutive form of Anthony
Teuntje Feminine form of Anthony
Theunis Varient of Teunis
Toontje TOANT-yeh Antonia
Tryntje Diminutive form of Catherine
Vrijdag FRY-dah Friday
Willem VIL-lum William
Willemina VIL-lum-MEEN-uh
Wouter VOH-ter Walter



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Arent Teunisse Pier

Arent Teunisse PIER (1639 – 1703) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048  in this generation of the Shaw line.

File:Reusel-De Mierden wapen.svg

Coat of Arms of Reusel-De Mierden

Arent Teunisse Pier was born 27 Dec 1637 in Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. His parents were Teunis Jansz PIER and Jannetje ARENTSEN. He married Geesje JANS 2 Oct 1660 in Amsterdam.


Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

The couple with Geesje’s two children sailed 9 May 1661 and arrived New Amsterdam 6 Aug 1661 on The Dutch ship De St. Jan Baptist. His brother JanTeunissen PIER from Amsterdam, wife and 2 children 4 & 1 1/2 was also aboard. Arent died in 1703 in Hurley, NY.


Dead Calm - Representative of leaving Amsterdam, Netherlands [Willem VAN DE VELDE, the Younger 1633, Leiden – 1707 / oil on canvas, 55 x 62 cm. National Gallery, London / Most of Van de Velde's finest works represent views off the coast of Holland, with Dutch shipping

Geesje Jans was born about 1632 in Norden, Aurich, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Germany on the North Sea.  Her parents were Jan DOETS and Rachel [__?__] She first married Pieter Carstensen on 14 Jul 1654 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. Pieter Carstensen died in 1659 in the East Indies, leaving two underage children in Amsterdam. Geesie died in 1703 in Kingston, NY.

Norden is one of the oldest cities in East Friesland. In 2005 they celebrated the 750th Anniversary of first documentary mention

Today Husum (North Frisian: Hüsem) is the capital of the Kreis (district) of Nordfriesland in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, but in Pieter Carstensen’s era it was under Danish control and like most towns at the North Sea it was often impacted by strong storm tides. In 1362 a disastrous storm tide flooded the town and carved out the inland harbor. Before this date Husum was not situated directly at the coast as it is today.

Nordstrand is also a part of modern day Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, but as noted above it was also part of the Kingdom of Denmark in the 16th and 17th centuries. In medieval times Nordstrand was also a part of the larger island of Strand when it was torn into pieces in a disastrous storm tide in 1634, which drastically reduced its land mass. Other remnants of Strand are Pellworm and the Halligen islets. Today Nordstrand’s area is only 19.5 square miles making it slightly smaller than the Island of Bermuda at 20.6 square miles.

Norden is a town in the District of Aurich in Lower Saxony in modern day mainland Germany. It is situated on the North Sea coast line and also borders the former Danish Duchy of Schleswig- Holstein (to the southwest).

Children of Gessje and Pieter Carstensen:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Tryntje Pieterse Ostrander 15 Dec 1654
Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherland
 1675 – Kingston, Ulster, NY
2. Pieter Pieterzen Ostrander 3 Jul 1657
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland,
Rebecca Traphagen 19 Jan 1679 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, 1706
Kingston, Ulster, New York

Children of Pieter and Janetje:

Name Born Married Departed
3. Herman Arentse Pier baptized
10 Aug 1661
Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam
Gepje Aerts 10 Nov 1695
Esopus, NY
4. Jannetjen Arentse PIER baptized
12 Jul 1664 in Kingston, NY
Pieter Pieterse WINNE III
5 Jan 1681/82 in Kingston, N
2 Jan 1702  in Albany, NY
5. Geesje Arentse Pier baptized
25 Mar 1668
Hendrick Adriansen
19 Jan 1685
William Traphagen
30 Apr 1699 in Kingston, Ulster, New York,
Aft 1738
Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, NY
6. Teunis Arentse Pier 21 Aug 1673
Hurley, NY
Margaret Grietje DuFoe (Vou)
5 Jul 1702
or 1744
Rhinebeck, NY
7. Haemen Pier 1670

2 Oct 1660 – Amsterdam Marriage Intentions Arent Teunissen from Amsterdam and Geesje Jans from Norden, widow of Pieter Carstensen were betrothed.

Arent Teunissen operated Salt Kettles in Coney Island in 1661. A salt kettle is used to produce salt from seawater. Fires were stoked under the kettle, and as the water boiled off, salt was left behind

14 Oct 1660 – Amsterdam Orphan Court Geesje Jans appeared before the court. Evidence of Pieter Carstensen’s death in the East Indies was introduced and the widow testified that her deceased husband left their two children without any inheritance.

31 Oct 1660 – Amsterdam – After satisfying the Orphan Court, Arent Teunissen and Geesje Jans were married.

28 Apr 1661 – Amsterdam Notary Office – Arent Teunissen signed a contract with Dirck de Wolfe, a major investor in New Netherland, to go to Gravesend [Brooklyn] and select
a site where he was to build and operate a salt kettle.

Subsequently, “de Wolff hired Arent Theunisz [Teunissen] a blacksmith [and locksmith] from Amsterdam to go to New Netherland with his wife and family and serve as his agent for the selection of a site [to build and operate a salt kettle]. Dirck de Wolff held promissory notes from Theunisz dating back to 1659 and he may have used them as leverage in persuading him to immigrate. In any case, Theunisz carried instructions to build the salt refinery on a suitable site near the sea. The blacksmith and his family were to be given the use of a house to be constructed at company expense. After the selection of the site and the completion of the house, Theunisz was to ‘cook salt day and night’ in exchange for his expenses, food, drink, housing, and 15 fl. per month salary. If the salt refinery succeeded in producing profits, Theunisz was to receive a 5 fl. per month raise and 25% of the gross production of salt to sell for his own profit. The actual salt refining was the responsibility of Evert Pietersz an Amsterdam merchant who had some experience in the: ‘art of salt production.’ Evert Pietersz was also a junior partner of de Wolff and received for his work one-quarter of the production in addition to his dividends from the company. Problems arose immediately when Theunisz chose a site on Coney Island [in Brooklyn] near the English settlement of Gravesende . . . as the site lay on land used by the villagers as a common meadow for cattle and sheep.”

As a result, the venture was openly opposed and constantly sabotaged by the English settlersat nearby Gravesend and “on one occasion the English villagers threatened to throw Theunisz and Pietersz into their own fire” used to boil the sea water to produce the salt so it is evident that Arent Teunissen’s sojourn on Coney Island was perilous. The difficulties continued and eventually forced de Wolff to abandon the salt refinery after two years.

Coney Island was the westernmost of the barrier islands of Long Island about four miles long and one-half mile wide. However, it is no longer an island as Coney Island Creek, which was little more than tidal flats that separated it from the main part of Brooklyn was filled in for construction of the Belt Parkway in the 20th century.

At sea after 9th May, Arrived 6th August 1661 – The Dutch ship De St. Jan Baptist transported Arent Teunissen, his wife Geesje Jans and her two children of her first marriage

1661/62 – Arent Teunissen selects a site on Coney Island [Brooklyn] for his house and the salt refinery. Located near Gravesend, on land used for grazing by the English residents of this village, the salt kettle venture was openly opposed, often sabotaged and eventually abandoned.

4 Dec 1663 – Wildwyck Court (Kingston)

“Arent Teunissen asks the Honorable Court for a lot in the village of Wildwyck, as he intends to take up an abode here. The Honorable Court will determine upon a vacant spot for him in the village of Wildwyck.” [Kingston Papers, Vol. 1, page 108]

5 Apr 1670 – Hurley Militia Arent Teunissen appears on a list of soldiers at Hurley, NY

1677/78 Arent Teunissen sells a house and lot in Hurley and returns to Kingston.


1. Pieter Pieterzen Ostrander

Pieter’s wife

Rebecca Traphagen was born 19 Jun 1662 in Bushwick, Livingston, New York, USA

Died: 1720 in Hurley, Ulster, New York, USA

Marriage: 19 Jan 1679 in Kingston, Ulster, New York,

3. Herman Arentse Pier

Herman’s wife Gepje Aerts was born about 1662.

4. Jannetjen Arentse PIER (See Pieter Pieterse WINNE III‘s page)

5. Geesje Arentse Pier

Geesje’s first husband Hendrick Adriansen (Adriaanz) was born about 1665 in Gelderland, Netherlands.  Hendrick died before 1699.

Geesje’s second husband William Traphagen was born 1664 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His parents were Willem Jansen Traphagen and Joostje Willems Nooltruyck. William died 1736 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York.

6. Teunis Arentse Pier

Teunis’ wife Margaret Grietje DuFoe (Defoe, DeFoer, Vou) was born 1682 in Bloomingdale, Essex, New York. Her parents were Jan Jean Dufoor and Jannetje Van Esselsteyn. Grietje died in 1729.





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Adrianus Franciscusz De Langet

Adrianus Franciscusz De LANGET (1653 – 1699) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Adrianus Franciscusz  De Langet was born about 1653 at Noord, Sint Anthonis, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.  He was also known as Ary Fransen, Ary Franz Langet, Adriaan Fransen De Langet, Arry DeLangen, Adriaan Franciscuzoon and Aryan Fransen.  His parents were Franciscus Adrianusz De LANGET and Anna SCHOONBROECKX. He emigrated to  New Amsterdam and eventually settled at Kingston in Dutchess, New York. He married Rachel Jansen PIER about 1679. Adrianus died 17 Apr 1699 in Kingston, NY.

Rachel Jansen Pier was born about 1657 in Amsterdam . Her parents were Jan Theunisson PIER and Marritje  JANS.   She had come from Amsterdam as a young child with her parents in 1661, sailing on the De Saint Jan Baptist.   Rachel Jansen Pier married a second time on to Allert Hendrickson Ploegh on 17 Apr 1699.   In the margin of their marriage entry is the following: -

In the presence of Ariaan Roos, Geesje Pier Maria Nucella and Mary Singer was Rachel Pier with her chemise over her clothes, married to Albert Hendricksen Ploeg, by me [Domine] Nucella.

There is also a footnote indicating that the bride’s strange attire was based on an erroneous belief that a widow, when married in this manner, relieved her new husband of all debts incurred by her previous spouse. The Kingston Court records indicate that Rachel’s first husband was often sued for non-payment so the ritual attire suggests he likely had significant outstanding debt(s) when he died.   Adrianus Franciscusz was also the former farming partner of the groom’s father, Hendrick Albertse and she was about 13 to 14 years older than her second spouse.  Rachel died 22 Apr 1705 in  Kingston, NY.

Children of Adrianus and  Rachel:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Willemtje De Lange c. 1679
New Amsterdam
Teunis Kool (Son of Barent Jacobsen KOOL)
22 Nov 1696
Hendrick Klaaz Schoonhoven
bans announced and withdrawn
4 Dec 1715
2. Capt. Frans DeLange 24 Apr 1681
Maritje Van Schaick
6 Sep 1703 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
29 May 1755
Beekman, Dutchess, NY
3. Jannetje DeLange baptized
1 Jan 1683
Jochem Roelfse
10 Feb 1706
4. Maritje DeLange baptized
19 Oct 1684
Jacob Keyser
30 Nov 1702
5. Rachel DeLange baptized
7 Nov 1686
Laurens (Lawrence) Losee 1727
6. Adriaantjen DeLange 7 May 1688
Rochester, NY
Jacob Kermer
18 Apr 1718 Kingston
Gysbert Van Garden
20 Sep 1723
Isaac Wieler
2 Feb 1733
7. Jan Johannes DeLONG 1690
Rochester, Ulster, NY
Anna Magdalena WEISER
29 Sep 1712 Kingston
Greene, NY
8. Wyntje DeLong 12 Nov 1693
Nicklass Schoonhoven (Schoonmaker)
15 Jun 1728 Kingston
Johannes Metler
17 Mar 1732/33
First Reformed Church of Fishkill
9. Jonas DeLANGE 12 Jan 1696 Brabant (Kingston), Ulster County, NY Blandina PEERSON
15 Nov 1718
Aug 1739 in Poughkeepsie (Dutchess) NY
10. Geesje DeLange 1698
Ulster Co., NY
Theunis Pier 1713

Children of Rachel and Allert Hendrickson Ploegh:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Hendrick Ploegh bapt.
15 Sep 1700
2. Teunis Ploegh bapt.
28 Dec 1701
Sara Bros

Family legend says that William Shaw’s wife Ruth was a descendant of the Marquis De Longe who was guillotined in the French Revolution. His wife and daughter escaped the country and his daughter married an American.

Adrianus Franciscusz  De Langet is the real first DeLong ancestor in America.  Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy says Aryan Fransen (Aaron the Frenchman) DELONG, Huguenot; fled to Holland; settled at Kingston, R.I.; m Rachel Jansen PYER.{{Virkus as Ref: There is absolutely no primary evidence to support the claim of Huguenot descent. This was a 19th Century gloss based on Americans’ desire to take everything possibly construed as French (e.g. the De) and claim it was so. As to our subject, he seems to have been good old Dutch Arie Frans.

The surnames  DeLong has undergone considerable variation and changes over a period of more than 100 years before the name was fairly consistently spelled as it is today.  Some of the most often seen variants are: De Langet, De Langen, Langen, De Langh, DeLonge, Langet, and De Laenge. In some cases the DeLong surname was dropped entirely with the person using their middle name instead.

The line of Adrianus’ father, Franciscus Adrianusz De Langet is still under study.  Franciscus is the progenitor of the New Brunswick families. He was born in 1634 in North
Brabant, The Netherlands and, one of his sons, using the method of those times in adopting the father’s given name as a surname, was called Adrianus Franciscusz De Langet.

Andrianus used various shortened forms of his name which made tracing his activities very difficult.  Some of the forms he employed were: Ary Fransen, Ary Franz Langet, Adriaan Fransen De Langet, Arry DeLangen, and Aryan Fransen.   Ary was probably born about 1655, since his first child, Willemtje, was born in New Amsterdam about 1679. His marriage to Rachel Jansen Pier occurred in 1678 or 1679.  The first documented evidence I have actually seen concerns their second child, Frans, who was baptized at Kingston,  New York on the 24th day of April in 1681.

The major part of the early family history of this particular DeLong family line centers in the Dutchess and Ulster counties of New York  and the towns of Fishkill, Kingston, and Poughkeepsie. Research by William Tufts of Ottawa, Ontario indicates that Westchester county is also involved.

To further complicate the research many of the DeLong names found in various areas may possibly be related to the line of Peter DeLong of Pennsylvania and who is said to be of German ancestry. It is also quite possible that all DeLong families could be of German ancestry having migrated down the Rhine to The Netherlands. Peter does appear in a list of the taxpayers for the town of Fishkill.

Arie Fransen may have come from Etten en Leur, Noord Brabent, in the Netherlands { or her he could also have been from Amsterdam. Sometime before 1680 he married Rachel Jansen Pier, who had come from Amsterdam as a young child with her parents in 1661. She sailed on a ship called De Saint Jan Baptist. Together Rachel and Arie had ten children, seven of whom are referred to in the Baptism Records of the Dutch Reformed Church.

Arie was first a tenant farmer, then a landowner. Frederick A. Virkus -

“Nothing is known of Arie Fransen’s (sometimes surnamed Langet or Langerth) birth and all we know he was living 1693-5 and dead by 1699…a birth ca 1650 is perhaps based on his being the Arian ffrancon of the militia in 1670. He could have been a different man and younger – his first known child was 1680 (or another possible 1678). Or he might have been the Arenk Franken who sailed for the New Netherlands Feb 12, 1659 on board the DeTrouw. This could throw his birth back to ca 1640 or even earlier.”

Surnames were just coming into common usage among the Dutch in Arie’s lifetime, in some but not all records, he is surnamed Langet and similar variations, probably a reference to his height and conveniently serving to distinguish him from a shorter Arie nearby though we have no reason to think it was another Arie Fransen. Thus he is found in either church or other documents as Ary Frans Langet, Ariaan France Lange and Arie Fransen Langerth, but in others simply as Aryan Fransen, Ary Frans, Arie Fransen, Ary Franze, Ariaan France, Adriaan Franzen etc. His children became DeLanges, his grandchildren became DeLongs. Such versions as France reflect solely the inconsistancy of spelling in this era but regrettably are the source of such mistranslations as “Aaron the Frenchman”. It is of course possible that he couldhave originated from a French Reformed (Huguenot) family, many of which did go into the Netherlands, but there is absolutely nothing existing in primary evidence which would confirm so.

1670 – Under yet another version if his patronymic, he appears as Arian Francon, one of a group of militiamen. (New York State Library #22:99, Minutes of Executive Council of Province of NewYork). Perhaps this is also the source of the statement he appeared this year on the muster roll of Captain Pawlings’s company. The Minutes apparently indicate he and others drew lots “the following day” at Kingston, Marbletown and Esopus. This is presumably the origin of the 32 acres he reportedly had at “ye roundout kill” which is Esopus. Thus he was in Ulster Co. by this date and likely earlier.

1671 – Adrian Fransen was witness in a knife assault (Versteeg’s NY Historical Manuscripts Dutch – Kingston Papers p.464).

1671 – …Appeared …Capt. Thomas Chambers (of the first part) and Hendrick Albertson and Adriaen Fransen of the second part, who declare having agreed in the following manner:

Capt. Chambers declares having let the aforesaid Hend. Alberts and Adraien Fransen having leased certain farm near “Wisquaemsickz”of the same extent as expressed in the deed existing of the same, for a period of ten consecutive years which shall commence immediately, Oct 7, 1671, and terminate Oct 7, 1681. The aforesaid Chambers is to furnish with the farm two good horses, mares with a stallion or gelding, two cows, a wagon and a plow. The natural increase of the horses and cows shall be equally divided, the risk shall be equally borne, but at the expiration of the lease they are to return the same number they have received. Also will return the wagon and the plow, at the expiration of the lease, in as good condition as they have received the same. The natural increase is to be divided every three years. The lessees are permitted at the expiration of thelease to sow, for their own benefit, ten morgens of land with winter grain. The lessees will yet receive two sows whichare tobe returned as big at the expiration of the lease. The buildings such as dwellings, barn or stack as also the fenceshall beappraised in the lessees’ behalf by impartial men, andthus bepaid for by the lessor at the expiration of the lease. The lessees shall pay nothing the first year, but during the other nine years shall pay for each year 140 sch. of wheat, in all grains, in proportion, as the value of the same shall be atthetime. In case war should break out, which God forbid, with the aborigines of this land, so that the animals should be destroyed, the losses shall be equally divided, and in case, on account thereof it should not be safe to cultivate the land, they shall during such a time pay no rent, but when at there-establishment of peace they can again cultivate the same, shall pay as per contract. Promise to comply with the above under obligation as per law and have, on both sides, subscribed to the same in the presence of Matthys Mattysen and Thomas Tonnesen Quick as witnesses invited for the purpose this October7, 1671, at Kingston (Ulster County, NY) (signed) Thomas Chambers, the mark X of Hendrick Albertsen, by himself, the mark X of Adriaen Fransen, by himself. (Signed) Matys Matysen, the mark X of Toomas Tonnesen Quick. To which certifies, (signed) W.Montagne, Secretary. (Ibid 703

1671/72 – Adriaen Fransen dues as debtor (Ibid 476)

1672 – Ordinary Session, December 3, 1672. Present…. Gorge Hal, Plaintiff vs. Adrian Fransen, Defendant.

Plaintiff demands as per obligation an amount of 32 sch. of wheat, for which Hendrick Jochemsen has surety. Adriaen Fransen admits the debt. Adriaen Fransen, Plaintiff vs Schout Grevenraedt, Defendant Adriaen Fransen says that the schout has dismissed Van der Coelen upon surety, without plaintiff’s permission. The schout says that Van der Coelen called on him and said that the court of sessions had ordered him to go to the schout to give bail, and took with him as surety Gerrit Cornelissen, whereupon the schout said, “Why does not the secretary write the bond?” He answered, “The secretary is so busy that he cannot possibly write the bond,”whereupon the schout said, “it is the same with me.” And Van der Coelen said, “I am about to depart. I have ‘Esenties.’ Won’t you believe it? The court will immediately be here.” Whereupon the schout wrote the bond and as soon as the same had been finished, it was shown to the court of sessions when they appeared at the schout’s house for the purpose of having dinner, and asked them whether the same was sufficient and was satisfactorily gotten up. And they answered, “Yes, “where- upon Van der Coelen took leave. –Hendrick Jochemsen and Jan Cornelissen request that the attachment shall be declared valid against certain moneys which are coming to Van der Coelen from Michiel Modt amounting to 2766 gldrs. –Schout Grevenraedt gives notice of an attachment levied against the money of Reynier Van der Coelen, laying on Wallerand DuMont’s loft.–Wallerand DuMont says that Van der Coelen owes him 18 sch. of wheat and says that Van der Coelen told him that he had to pay Hendrick Jochemsen 8 Sch. of wheat, and to pay it from his grain. –The hon. court, in case Adrian Fransen is not satisfied with the surety, refers him to the hon. court of sessions, because the judgment was pronounced by the hon. court of sessions. (ibid p. 488)

1672 – Appeared before me, William Montagne, secretary forthehon. court at Kingston, Adriaen Fransen and Dirck Hendricksen.

Dirck Hendricksen takes upon himself, and takes the place of Adriaen Fransen, in the share of the third farm which Hendrick  Albertsen and Adriaen Fransen had leased of Capt.Thoomas Chambers, but with the proviso that Adriaen Fransen shall receive his share of the grain which is just at present in the stack, and which had, last summer, been grown on the land. Dirck Hendricksen, with the consent of Capt. Thoomas Chambers, discharges Adriaen Fransen from the conditions and lease entered upon with said Capt. Chambers, so that Adriaen Fransen is released of the same, and Dirck Hendricksen is taken in full partnership under conditions as are fully specified in the proper form by the lease, and with which he is obliged to fully comply. And we, Hendrick Albertsen and Dirck Hendricks, being now present, declare to be partners, and are to comply as fully with the conditions of the lease as prior to this should have been done by Hend. Albertsen and Adriaen Fransen, and also declare having received of Capt. Chambers what said Chambers was obliged to furnish by virtue of the lease. Promise to comply with the foregoing, pledging person and estates, movable and immovable,  present and future, submitting them asper law. For the purpose of legalizing this we have suscribed to the same, in the presence of Jan Hendrick and Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesant, this November 5, 1672, at Foxhall. (Signed) the markX of Adriaen Fransen, the mark X of Dirck Hendericks, the mark X of Hendrick Alberts, Thomas Chambers. (Signed) Jan Heyndericksz,  N.W.Stuyvesant. To which testifies, (Signed) W. DlaMontagne,Secretary. (ibid 724)

1672/73 – Adrian Fransen sued as debtor  - Adraien Frans sued as debtor  - The court orders the officer to judicially enforce the judgment against Adrian Fransen in behalf of Mr. Hall

1674 – Schout Grevenraedt, plaintiff, vs Adriaen Fransen, defendant. Plaintiff says that defendant had been fighting with several persons, yea, ’till blood was shed, and was the cause of the quarrel. On this account, he demands a fine of 50 gilders,with the costs of the present. Defendant says heknows nothing about it, and requests the plaintiff shall pay the same. The hon. court condemns defendant to pay a fine of 30 gilders, with the costs of the present.

1674 – Hendrick Paeldin vs. Adriaen Fransen. Plaintiff demands of defendant a sum of 32 1/2 sch. of wheat for vendue, and further, for the mirror nine gilders, five staters. Defendant admits the debt.

1675 – Adrien Fransen a witness to lease of parcel of land called the Brabander’s thicket.  (Note a Jan Brabanterin1662 held the old lot #10 in Wilkwyck.)

16xx – Unreferenced correspondence reports he was skipper of a yacht. New Amsterdam Records 3:49 reports a suit by Werner Wessels vs. Derek Smitt which centers around 120 florins of tobacco asked of Arie Fransen. It seems Arie was to go to Virginia (as a skipper?) but didn’t, and Wessels was demanding payment of tobacco. (Year = ?)

1678 – Could he have had a first wife? Maria, daughter of Arie Freese was baptised at Hurley, Ulster County, September29; Subject Arie Fransen’s daughter Maritje baptised Kingston,Ulster County in 1684. Maritje is Dutch for Mary/Maria and the marriages of two distinct Maritje DeLangs are found inthe early 1700′s, both of whom are clearly associated with subject’s family.

1679-80 – He was married by this time to Rachel Jans (their son Frans born 1681).

15 Feb  1685 – Leanard Coale of Marbletown and Maryhiswife to Francis Rombout of the Citty of new york,” deeds for 10 shillings land over the Rideouts Kill or creek at Mombackes which Leonard hath let unto farme to Arien France of Mombackus..” (Early English Deeds, Ulster County 1:26) –

1687 – He was naturalized in Ulster County

1 Sep 1689 – Arrie France on list of Ulster County inhabitants (Early NY State Census Records)

1694/95 – “Tjercke Clase de witt of Kingston sells for 50 pounds to Cornelis Swits of Mombackus land at Mombackus to west of other lands of sd. (said) Tjerck de witt, now in possession of Jan de witt: and East of land of Mr. Frederick Philips, containing about 60 acres, and formerly sold to Tjerckde witt by Ariaan France and James Pemmits; with small peece of pasterland”.. Signed in Kingston Feb. 1694/95 (Early EnglishDeeds,Ulster County I:150)

1696-98 – Death of Arie occured during this period


1. Willemtje De Lange

Willemtje’s first husband Teunis Kool was born 17 Aug 1653 in Manhattan, Kings, New York. His parents were Barent Jacobsen KOOL and Marretje Leenderts  DeGRAUW. He first married Marretje Gerrits (widow) in 12 Jan 1676. Teunis died about 1715 in Kingston, Ulster, New York

Willemtje did not marry Hendrick Klaaz Schoonhoven bans announced and withdrawn on 4 Dec 1715.

Kool evidently died before 1715 when the widow Willempje had an illeg. dau. Neeltjen bp. …” [Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 135; X39]


“As widow of Teunis Cool bans were published for her 2nd marriage to Hendrick Class Schoonhoven. The church record notes the bans were registered 4 Dec. 1715 and withdrawn the same day. … Perhaps he found she was expecting a child [Neeltje] by another man. …” [Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 136; X40]

Willempje had an illegitimate daughter Neeltjen bapt. 19 Feb. 1715/16, no father named.

2. Capt. Frans DeLange

Frans’ wife Maritje Van Schaick was born 1685 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.  No doubt daughter or granddaughter of Claes Van Schaick of that place. Claes’ widow was born ca 1635. Their age difference argues for granddaughter, not daughter, yet Maritje named her second son Niclaas which in patronymic style would be for her own father. (Frans and Maritje followed patronymic procedures in naming oldest son for the paternal grandfather, but seemingly did not do so with their daughters. The first daughter was named for the father’s mother rather than the mother’s; it is unlikely an earlier daughter named for Jannetje could be fitted into the known chronology.)  Maritje died 1757 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.

      “Melwood Van Scoyac of Sarasota, Fla., Van Schaick genealogist, wrote in 1988 that little is known of Claes other than being father of Dominicus b. 1667 and Emanuel b. 1680. Other likely sons were Elias and Laurens of Kinderhook 1720, both of which names are found among Maritje’s children. ‘Jannetje Claas Beevers, or Van Schayk’s widow, about 94 years old’ died Kinderhook and buried there Feb. 10, 1829 (NYG&B Vol. 105 Jan. 1974)” [John D. Baldwin research, B22]

Jul 1711 – Frans served as a soldier in the Ulster Company of New York,  under Captain Wessel TenBroeck in that company’s Canadian expedition. “Capt. Frans DeLange in Beeckman Precinct” was a military officer from Dutchess County under Captain Barent Z Van Kleeck and was commissioned a Captain of the the Colonial Militia from Beekman, Dutchess County, New York, in 1739, and in that position, Frans DeLong captained the fourth division of that company, leading over 100 men.”

  “The DeLong family was one of the first families of Beekman [Patent, Dutchess County, New York]. They settled in Arthursburgh in the area where the present towns of Beekman, East Fishkill and LaGrange meet and played an important part in the early settlement of the Patent.” [Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 134; X39]

17xx – “Without giving a date, Doherty says Frans settled in Arthursburgh in the present town of LaGrange, probably on the farm that later belonged to Samuel and Enoch Dorland. The farm probably contained land on both sides of present day route 82 and included much of Clapp Hill Road.” [Baldwin, B23]

1714 — “Frans had crossed the Hudson River into Dutchess County, and is found in the 1714 census as 1/4/1. At this time he, to our knowledge, had only three sons but also one daughter, so perhaps 1/3/2 was intended.” [Baldwin, B23]

27 Feb or May 1715 — “A child [Jannetje] was baptised back across the river in Kingston, the Dutchess County church not being established until 1716.” [Baldwin, B23]

21 Nov 1715 — “‘Frans deLangen’ on list of military forces from Dutchess County under Captain Barend Z. Van Kleek [1.553, Annual Report]” [Baldwin, B23]

14 Mar 1716  – “Lott 8, Nine Partners, New York 1/2 of 1/2 Woolfert Weber of Bowery which Hendrick Van Schyk bought from Jacobus Dekey, merchant, and Sarah of New York City January 10, 1698/9 100 pounds.” [Baldwin, D23]

1717/18 — “taxed south Ward through 1738, then Beekman until June 1756, and last the estate taxed Feb, 1756.” [Baldwin, B23]

21 Jan 1718 — “Maritje joined the Fishkill DR Church … while Frans joined either at that time or on Oct. 27, 1731 (another interpretation is that they were both members at the earlier date according to a membership list of the latter).” [Baldwin, B23]

7 Apr 1719 – “Captain Frans DeLange with Peter Lassing was overseer of the Kings Highway in the South Ward” [Baldwin, B23]

1720 — “was paid 10 shillings for a wolf’s head” [Baldwin, B23]

5 Apr 1720 — “Elected overseer on the ‘Way from Pagquaick’ … Was road overseer in the South ward through 1736.” [Baldwin, B23]

1720/1721 and 1722 — Assessed £20 [Baldwin, B24]

1721 — “juror, Court of Common sessions” [Baldwin, B24]

16 Jan 1723/24 — Taxed on 23 pounds, 1 shilling, 3 pence [Baldwin, B24]

1724 and 1725 — Assessor at Fishkill [Baldwin, B24]

1726/1727 — “elected overseer of highways, South Ward. Appears same day in a deed from Catherine Brett to George Cooper near a place called Poughquaick about three English miles South from Frans DeLongs [D 1:63]” [Baldwin, B24]

17 Oct 1727 — “As juror France deLangs” [Baldwin, B24]

1731 — “Frans was one of fifteen men who called for a permanent pastor for the church.” [Baldwin, B24]

13 Dec 1734 — “road description … a high way Leading from ye land of Cornelius Wiltse over ye hills as ye roads now go’s as it is marked to ye Roade yt [which] goes from Capt. DeLongs to ye fish Kill …” [Baldwin, B24]

18 Sep 1736 — “road description … beginning by the house of Nicholas Du Langes and so along the fence of Arey De Lange and to runn as it is Now Mark’d to Capt Frans de Lange and so along the road to the Bridge that is upon the Meadow Whare the Roads Meet one another upon the Plains … [...at east Noxon and Rymph Roads -- FJD] [SBP 1:337]” [Baldwin, B24]

1737 — “Frances DeLang was captain of a company of 100 men [NY Annual Report 1869; 2:493]” [Baldwin, B24]

1738 — “jurors included France DeLangh and son-in-law Lowrence Lossy” and Frans “taxed at Beekman,” jurors in 1739 “Frans DeLangh and Simon Flagler whose sister married Arie;” juror in 1741 “Frans DeLangh” [Baldwin, B24]

1739 — “Capt. Frances DeLange of Beekman Pct (Dutchess Annual Report 2:500)” [Baldwin, B24]

About 1740 — “An early map … shows Frans DeLong just North of the Northwestern tip of the Poughquag purchase. His son Arie appears just Northeast of him. … Perhaps the same property was ‘The next settler west [of Johnsville] on the road leading to Fishkill village was Frances DeLangdon. The house that he built was taken down in 1844′ [Bailey: Local Tales and Historical Sketches p. 371; Fishkill 1874].” [Baldwin, B25]

1741 — Bail transactions and petitions for road changes indicate that Frans remains in Beekman Precinct. [Baldwin, B25]

23 Jul 1742 — “Capt. Francis DeLong Dr to a mare of myn he says to have sold to one Baeker at Pouguag for his wife & he accounts to me for four pounds ten shillings. …” Frans taxed 1742/1743 and 1743/1744 as “Captain” [Baldwin, B25]

2 Jun 1747 — “Henry Beekman paid Capt. Frans DeLong … for staying at his house for three nights at three shillings a night [ELP]” [Baldwin, B25]

1750 — Three court cases, Frans De Lang/DeLong/DeLange vs. John Simpson. In May, Frans receives 15 pounds satisfaction for a black roan stallion which had disappeared, only to turn up with Simpson. In the second case, Simpson is ordered into custody, and in the other Frans sues for 3 pounds, 15 shillings, 11 pence due from Simpson for “labours and services,” as well as 8 pounds Simpson had “refused to pay.” [Baldwin, B25]

9 May 1751 — Will : “Francis DeLang of Beakmans prect., Dutchess Co. Wife Mary all the estate, real and personal while she remains my widow. But if she be married to another, she to have what the law allows her. The rest to my children Arre, Rachel, Nicholas, Catherine, Elias, Gesgee and Egie. Real and personal property. Executors were the wife, Benjamin Hasbrouck and Peter Van DeWater. Witnesses were John Winslow and William Haff.” [Baldwin, B26]

1755 — “he died in the Spring, will proved May 29, Surrogate’s Court, New York City, before Matthew DuBois, Judge of Common Pleas, Bartholomew Noxon and William Davenport, justices (NYWF 106, WN-YHS V:243);” “estate taxed June 1755 through Feb. 1756″ [Baldwin, B26]

3. Jannetje DeLange

Jannetje’s husband Jochem Roelfse was born xx.  His parents were Jochem Roloffson and [__?__]

4. Maritje DeLange

Maritje’s husband Jacob Keyser was baptized 3 Feb 1684 in Rosendale Ulster County, New York. His parents were Dirck Corneliszen Keyser (1645 Swe – ) and Agnietje Jacobs Coens (1642 Neth – ).

The Maritje married 1702 Jacob Keyser at which time she said she was born and resident of Mombachus, Dutchess County. Willemtje … was sponsor for one of their children. Perhaps one of the Maritjes was … Maria.” [John D. Baldwin research, B21]

1678, September 29 — “…baptised Hurley, Ulster County … daughter of Arie Freese. Might this be Arie Fransen? … the name of the mother was not recorded. Maria is rendered Maritje in Dutch, and two contemporary Maritjes appear in the records in association with the family of Arie Fransen. … One would be his daughter of 1684. … Perhaps the other is this Maria. … One married 1706 Johannes Bokee (Boke), 2d 1715 Jan Tomasse. She was born Esopus, Ulster County. Jannetje … and Frans … served as sponsors for some of her children. She was dead by 1719. The other Maritje married 1702 Jacob Keyser at which time she said she was born and resident of Mombachus, Dutchess County. Willemtje … was sponsor for one of their children. Perhaps one of the Maritjes was … Maria … ” [John D. Baldwin research, B21]

      “Some authorities … insist that there were two daus. in this family both named Mary. The Kingston Church book records a Maria born to Ary Freese with wife not named who was bp. 29 Sept. 1678 at Hurley … This Maria is purported to be the one who m. Jacob Kyser … Our personal belief is that the dau. Mary b. 1684 is the one who m. Kyser but we have decided to list them as put forward by [the genealogy column of the Boston Transcript newspaper]. We will call the early Mary the first child but we question whether she belongs to this family.” [Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 134; X39]

There were two Maritjes associated with the family of Arie Fransen. One married 28 Dec  1706 in New York City Dutch Reformed Church to Johannes Bokee (Boke), m2. 24 Apr 1715 to  Jan Tomasse. She was born Esopus, Ulster County. Jannetje … and Frans … served as sponsors of some of her children. She was dead by 1719.

5. Rachel DeLange

Rachel’s husband Laurens (Lawrence) Losee was born

Some DeLong family records claim [Rachel] married Jacob Ploeg. The Kingston church record notes at the baptism of her dau. Blandina 15 April 1707: ‘Illegally begotten and [Jacob Ploeg] named as Father, by the Judge, according to the Mother’s oath.’” [Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 136; X40]

6. Adriaantjen DeLange

Adriaantjen’s first husband Jacob Kermer was born

Some have Ariaantje’s birthplace as Monroe County. She married first, Thomas Pearson. Thomas was born in 1685 and died sometime before 1718. Ariaantje married second, 18 Apr 1718 in Kingston (Ulster) New York, Jacob Kermer. There were no known children from the second marriage.

Ariaantje and first husband Thomas had one child that we know of, there may be others

A Jan Kermer, born in Kingston married Lisabeth Van Campen at Deerpark 15 May 1751.” [Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 138; X41]

Adriaantjen’s second husband Gysbert Van Garden was born

Adriaantjen’s third husband Isaac Wieler was born

7. Jan Johannes DeLONG (See his page)

Option 1. Jacobus DeLange was baptized 12 Oct 1720 in Poughkeepsie, NY.  His sponsors were Jacobus  Van Den Boogaard and Grietjen de Mon.  His parents were Jan Johannes DeLONG and Anna Magdalena Weiser.

8. Wyntje DeLong

Wyntje’s first husband Nicklass Schoonhoven (Schoonmaker) was born about 1690 in Kingston (Ulster) New York, and died about 1730.

Wyntje’s second husband Johannes (Hannes)  Metlar was born 1680 in Ulster, New York, or about 1690 in Germany. Wyntje and Hannes had two children.

9. Jonas DeLANGE (See his page)

Option 2. Jacobus DeLange was baptized 6 Aug 1721 in Kingston, NY.  His sponsors were Henrik Bras and Geertruy Paarsen, probably maternal relatives..  His parents were Jonas DeLONG and Blanda (Blandina) PEERSON.

10. Geesje DeLange

Geesje married Theunis Pier. Some have her married to Isaac Weile, probably confused with the marriage of her niece (Rachel’s daughter) Geesjen to Isaac Wieler.









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Jonas DeLange

Jonas DeLANGE (1696 – 1739) was Alex’s 8th Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Jonas DeLange was baptized 12 Jan 1696 in Brabant, Ulster County NY.  (Brabant was a local designation for part of the old town of Kingston, NY.)  His parents were Adrianus DeLANGE and Rachel Jansen PEER. He married Blandina PEERSON 15 Nov 1718 in New York.   Jonas died in Aug 1739 in Poughkeepsie (Dutchess) NY.

Blandina Peerson was born about 1696 in Brabant, Ulster, NY. Her parents were Peer  Jan HENDRICKS and Annetje MATTYSSEN. Blandina died 5 Dec 1765 in Dutchess County New York.

Children of Jonas and Blandina:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Arie DeLong 6 Sep 1719
Kingston, NY
Rachel Ferguson
20 Jan 1798
Beekman (Dutchess) NY
2. Jacobus DeLANGE 6 Aug 1721
Elizabeth BUCK
Dutchess, NY
Aft 1766
Beekman, Dutchess, NY
3. Annetje (Anna) DeLong baptized
12 Apr 1724
Johannes Emigh
7 Aug 1743
Fishkill (Dutchess) NY
4. Maria DeLong 28 Aug 1726 Kingston 1773
5. Johannes DeLong 22 Sep 1728
Anna Maria Brill
30 Dec 1759
Poughkeepsie (Dutchess) NY
Feb 1804
Beekman, NY
6. Catherine DeLong 1727
Brunswick, Rensselaer, NY
James Clayland
3 May 1756 in Pres Church, Poughkeepsie, New York
Brunswick, Renns, New York
7. Jannetje DeLong 1729 Isaiah Essmond
28 Jan 1758

The children are mostly seen as DeLong, so Jonas probably had changed the spelling of his name at some point. Both DeLong and DeLange are seen.


1. Arie DeLong

Arie’s wife Rachel Ferguson was born 1737 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York. Her parents were Richard Ferguson and Eleanor Green. Rachel died 9 Jun 1811 in Beekman, Dutchess, New York. Arie and Rachel had ten children.

  This Arie was known as Arie B. since his middle name was Blandina, after his mother, and also as Arie Jonas, because of his father’s name.

“He was taxed in Beekman from Feb. 1759 through 1778 with an assessment of four pounds in 1760 and 1763, five pounds in June 1767, six pounds in June 1770 and seven pounds in 1775 and 1778.

He was on [Ancient Documents] … with Farrington Ferguson, probably his brother-in-law, in 1753 as Arie Sr. He and Ferguson owed Hannah Ter Bush, executor of the estate of John Ter Bush, 20 pounds. Arrie DeLong and Elijah Ferguson were witnesses to this bond.

He was very active in the local Beekman givernment and the town meetings were held at his house almost every other year until the mid 1780s. He was a constable and security for the collector in 1750 and in 1752 he was a constable and a collector. He was also appointed to attend May court that year to represent the precinct. The Colonial Legislature passed an act 7 December 1754 requiring that all elections for overseers of the poor in Beekman Precinct were to be held at the house of Arie Jonas DeLong.

His mark was recorded 1751 as a hollow crop on the right ear and his brand was AL. An action was filed against him in the May court 1756 by Lewis Hunt. DeLong was accused of taking a ‘brown cow, one red cow and one red eyed bull.’ Hunt was suing for damages of 20 pounds. … He was one of the men involved in collecting fines from the Quakers for refusal to bear arms ca. 1757. … Arie DeLong kept an active account at the Sleight store in Beekman and his unnamed son and his Negro were on the account from 1767-1771.

Aryn Jonas Langs was noted on a bond list for a 100 acre farm in lot 10 in 1759. There was no acreage listed and he owed no back rent. … He soon after took a lease near the Clove and the following land land records are from the [Edward Livingston Papers]: ‘Arie Jonas DeLong, in the Conveyance … This farm bears date the first day ofd May 1762. The lives therein are said DeLong, Rachel his wife & Charles his son. The yearly rent is 21 bushels, a couple of hens and one day’s riding. The farm contains 267 acres.’ In 1780, when the estate of Margaret Livingston was distributed, this farm was considered ‘good’, was valued at 300 pounds with anb assessment of 1600 pounds and the terms were ‘reneweable forever.’ The farm was ‘in good order.’

1774, Oct. 14. This day canceled the above lease & gave the above named Arie DeLong a new lease for his farm. Lives the same as in the old lease with a clause to put in a new life if the lesee applies within 3 months after the decease of any of the persons above mentioned. … Yearly rent in the new lease 22 bushels of wheat. …’ DeLong paid rents of 22 bushels … June 1787 and 13 bushels 28 Feb. 1788 …

On 14 Dec. 1790 Will Cockburn surveyed a parcel of land for Arie DeLong which was adjacent to his old farm …

  “Arie DeLong’s farm was mentioned in a mortgage of 5 June 1794, as was that of Richard DeLong. …

His farm was mentioned in a deed of 22 March 1802 … and in [a mortgage] 9 May 1816.

On 7 Sept. 1771 William Humphrey Esq. of Beekman took a bond from Peter Nostrant, the father of a natural child born to Margaret Dean at the house of Arie DeLong of Beekman. Margaret had sworn on 22 March 1771 that Peter Nostrant, carpenter of Rombout had the carnal knowledge of her body several times, ‘but in particular on or about the middle of August last in the barn of the widow Mary Bush in said precinct and that Norstrant was the only true father of the child.’ Margaret Dean was ordered to pay to the overseers of the poor of Rombout 9 pence per week if she refused to nurse her child. Area De Long and William Humphrey both signed the documents.

In Oct. 1773 a note was entered in the Beekman Precinct records: ‘Then taken up by Arie DeLong a three year old heiffer colored Brindle with ball’d face mark’d with a crop on the right ear.’ … He was an administrator of the estate of Jacob Stover of Beekman … proved 1781. … In January 1781 he filed a complaint against Albert Adriance of Beekman and Joseph Balding of Rombout for failure to pay 80 pounds they had borrowed 1 May 1776. …

He refused to sign the Association but was granted Land Bounty Rights for service in the 5th (Beekman) Regiment of Militia. In October 1776 he was sent to Exeter New Hampshire with other local Loyalists. While in New Hampshire he lodged at widow Clark’s with Michael Vincent of Clapp Hill in Beekman. He evidently spent several months in New Hampshire for we find him at the meeting of the [Committee on Conspiracies] of 27 February 1777:

‘Application having been made to this Board, in behalf of Arie DeLong, one of the disaffected persons sent to New Hampshire, & who is lately returned to this State by permission, & is now at home indisposed, and the Time limited for his return being Expired, Resolved, that Arie Delong be permitted to remain at home during his present indisposition, & that as soon as he shall be able to travel, he appear before this Board.’

He and his brother Johannes were among the Beekman men who signed a petition in behalf of James Essmond who was sentenced to death in 1778. … In Oct. 1786 Abel Hunt sued Arie and Rachel DeLong in the court of Common Pleas.

He was listed in Beekman in 1790 at 4-2-6 and 5 slaves and was between Herman Rozelle and Peter Sickler the 1st.

He wrote his will at Beekman 4 Feb. 1797 and it was proved 28 March 1798. He named his wife Rachel, sons Richard, Charles, Asa, James and heirs of dec’d sons Jonas and John. Also mentioned were daughters Elinor, Dinah and Hannah. Executors were the sons Richard and James, George Losee and Daniel Uhle. Witnesses were Nathaniel Conklin, Abraham and Anne Adriance and Kourt S. Van Voorhis. There was a codicil dated 18 Jan. 1798. …

      “Arie DeLong died 20 January 1798, in his 79th year and was bd. in a family ground in an orchard behind the old hotel in Beekmanville. This area was just east of the intersection of Beekman and Green Haven Roads. …” [Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, IV, 171-174; X58-X59]

Children of Arie and Rachel:

i. Arie DeLong b. ~1756 NY – d. Canada) had descendants and is expanded below.

ii. Jonas DeLong b. 1757 in Dutchess Co, New York. He married in 1778 in Dutchess County, his cousin Rachel Losee (b. 9 Apr 1758) Rachel and Jonas are second cousins once removed, both being descended from 1496 Adrianus DeLANGE and Rachel PIER. Rachel’s parents were Frans Losee and Sarah Brown. (Some have Rachel’s sister Anna married to Jonas, we have Anna married to Jonas’ brother Richard. As we have no death dates for any of them, it is at least possible that Jonas and Anna could be a second marriage.) Jonas and Rachel had one child that we know of, Rachel (b. 1779)

iii. John DeLong b. 9 Apr 1759 in Dutchess, New York; m. Amy Sayres.

iv. Richard DeLong b. ~1761 Dutchess, New York; m. his cousin Anna Losee Anna’s parents were Frans Losee and Sarah Brown. Some have Anna married to Richard’s brother Jonas; this might be a second marriage, or simply an error. Anna and Richard are second cousins once removed, both being descended froma Adrianus DeLANGE and Rachel PIER. Richard and Anna had three children

v.Charles DeLong b. ~ 1763 in Dutchess, New York.

vi. Eleanor DeLong b. ~1764 NY; m. 11 Oct 1782 to Israel Vail (b. 1761 in Dutchess, New York = d. 1822 in Clinton, New York. Israel’s parents were Isaac Vail Sr. and Lavinia Ketcham. Israel and Eleanor had eleven children born between 1783 and 1801.

vii. Blandina “Dinah” DeLong b. Nov 1765 in Dutchess Co, New York; m. Hendrick Hegeman.

viii. Hannah W. DeLong b. ~1768 in Dutchess, New York; m. her cousin John F. Losee John’s parents were Frans Losee and Sarah Brown. John and Hannah are second cousins once removed, both being descended from 1496 Adrianus DeLANGE and Rachel PIER. Hannah and John had ten children born between 1788 and 1810.

ix. Rachel DeLong b. 21 Feb 1769 in Dutchess Co, New York.

x. James DeLong b. 1773 Dutchess Co, New York; m . 1 Jun 1800 in Hopewell, Dutchess, New York to his cousin Sarah Losee (b.1781 in Beekman, Dutchess, New York – d. 1832).Sarah’s parents were Frans Losee and Sarah Brown. Sarah and James are second cousins once removed, both being descended from 1496 Adrianus DeLANGE and Rachel PIER. James and Sarah had four children born between 1801 and 1805.

2. Jacobus DeLANGE (See his page)

3. Annetje (Anna) DeLong

Annetje’s husband Johannes (Hans Jury) Emigh was born 7 Apr 1717 or 30 Nov 1720 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His parents were Johan Nicholas Emigh b. 1689 in Dannenfels, Nassau, Weiburgschen, Germany and Anna Catherina Mueller b 1693 Staudrum, Germany. The name appears to have originally been Eighme, from Palatine Germany, and is corrupted to Emigh, Emich and Amey.  Johannes died 29 Jan 1810 in Half Moon, Saratoga, New York.

Children of Anntje and Johannes:

i.Catherine Emigh b. 14 Apr 1744 in Dutchess, New York; d. ~ 1806; m . Peter Lane (b. 1740 – d. 19 Jul 1777.) Peter is said to have served in the Revolutionary War (Loyalist) in Capt Jonathan Jones’ Company under Lt Col Ebenezer Jessup. He died in the War. Catherine and Peter had one child that we know of, Elizabeth (b. 1765)

ii. Blandina Emigh was born 14 Jul 1745 in Dutchess Co, New York, and died 25 Nov 1836 in Ontario, Canada.

iii. John Emigh, also seen as John Amey, b. 1747 in Dutchess Co, New York; d. Ontario, Canada; m. Evah Stover I(b. 1751) Evah’s parents were Jacob Stover and [__?__].

John changed his name to Amey at some point — the children are usually seen with that spelling, though both forms are seen. Johannes Emigh was a Loyalist and served in the Revolutionary War on the British side. He moved to Canada after the Revolution. John and Evah had nine children born between 1770 and 1789.

iv. Nicholas Emigh was born 1 Dec 1748 in Dutchess Co, New York. He married Margaret Stover (b. 1749 in Dutchess, New York) Nicholas served in the Revolutionary War (Loyalist). Nicholas and Margaret had eleven children born in the 1770′s and 1780′s

v. Mary Emigh b. ~ 1750 in Dutchess Co, New York; d. 3 Apr 1827 in Rensselaer, New York; m. Michael Overacker (b. ~1750 Dutchess, New York – d. 4 Aug 1826 in Rensselaer, New York) Michael’s parents were Jurry Overacker and Maria Magdelena [__?__] Mary and Michael had ten children born between 1773 and 1792.

vi. Elizabeth Emigh b. ~ 1752 in Dutchess Co, New York; m. Michael Erring.

vii. Cornelia Emigh b. 15 Sep 1755 in Dutchess, New York; m. Francis Fritts.

viii. Rachel Emigh b. 1758 in Dutchess Co, New York; d. after 1801; m. Richard Vincent.

ix. Joseph Emigh b. ~ 1761 in Dutchess, New York. He married Charity [__?__]

5. Johannes DeLong

Johannes’ wife Anna Maria Brill was born May 1737 in Beekman, Dutchess, New York. Her parent were Dewald Brill  and Catherine Beck. Anna Maria died in 1804 in Beekman, Dutchess, New York.

Johannes was a lifelong resident of Beekman and was taxed there from Feb. 1759 through 1777 with an assessment of one pound in 1760, two pounds in June 1763, three pounds in June 1767 and June 1770, and five pounds in 1775 and 1778. He signed the Association in Beekman but later refused to lead his company of militia into battle.

He was charged by Catherine DeLong, single woman of Beekman, with having carnal knowledge of her body several times and she was expecting a child. … He was brought before William Humphrey, a Beekman justice, on 20 Aug. 1754, and posted a bond of £30 and his brother Arie posted one of £20. They were both listed as farmers of Beekman. … The Catherine DeLong involved remains unidentified. She was probably a first cousin.

Johannes was a Sleight store customer ca. 1770 and his brother’s son Jonas was on his account. …

Johannes was a Captain in the Colonial Militia and was ordered to assemble his troops by the Continental Congress in September 1775. A report made by Charles Platt noted: ‘Agreeable to the Resolves of Congress, the Committee of this Precinct has waited upon several Captains; Delong, Emaugh and Vincent, who all refused to call their several Companies on the occasion, upon which we gave them Proper Notice by advertising and on the days apppointed waited upon the Several Companies when the following persons were made Choice of Viz. …’ (etc.). Cornelius Van Wyck was appointed Captain in the place of Johannes DeLong, (and was killed just a year later in a skirmish at White Plains …)

John DeLong was paid $8.00 on 2 May 1781 for four days hire of a two horse team at $2.25/day; (eight shillings was deducted for shoeing).

Johannes DeLong was listed in the lease book as having taken over a farm of 226-1/2 acres in lot 22 that the Lane family had farmed for many years. He gave a bond for back rents on 23 May 1783 in the amount of 44 pounds. … The farm was … near the intersection of Dorn and Furnace Roads in present day Town of Beekman. Route 55 is just to the south of the farm.

He was probably the John DeLong who was a witness to the will of Bartholomew Noxon dated 12 Feb. 1784 in Beekman … He was listed in Beekman in 1790 at 2-4-6 and was between John Cornell and George Ralph. In 1799 he was taxed on $3987.50 worth of real property and on personal property valued at $236. In 1800 he was listed at 2-1-1-1-1 and 1-0-1-1-1 and was between Arie DeLong and James Mclees Jr.

His will was written 31 December 1803 and proved 7 Feb. 1804.

‘I Johannes DLong of Beekman town Dutchess County and State of New York being through divine favour of sound memory tho under some infirmity of Body do this thirty first day of the month called December in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and three make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is my Will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of the crops of grain that may be on the ground and the hogs that may be then next after my decease depending and to be fattened out of the grain then depending then which the farm may produce in such year, which if such debts surmounts the proceeds of such crop and hogs the residue of such debts shall be payed by my two sons David and Peter. But if such crop and hogs so depending surmounts the debts that may be due my Will is that my sd two sons shall by amply paid by a deduction in such crop and hogs to be retained by them so far as to compensate them for their trouble and expense they may have at in rearing and raising such crops and hogs then depending. And the remainder if any to be reconed with my other moveables[.]

I give unto my wife Mary the full use and occupancy of any rooms she may choose in my dwelling house and to be reserved solely for her use an uninterrupted privilege as far as may be necessary and convenient in the Kitchen, Celler chamber and garden, and furthermore she is by my two sons aforementioned to be supported with everything necessary for food and drink befitting a person in her years and standing both in sickness and in health and all medical aid that may be necessary. Also a Girl she shall be put at liberty to keep and wait on her and to partake with her in her support free from expense. Also to provide and ____ ____ (as in original) redy cut and brought from time to time into the house a competency of fire wood. Also I give unto my Wife two good beds and bedding and as much household furniture as she may think right and necessary for her particular use, also two good milk cows and five sheep and the wool they produce and said number of cows and sheep to be kept good by my said two sons and supported both summer and winter equally well with their own stock of that kind[;] they shall likewisde supply her annually with twenty pounds of flax well dressed and furthermore if my Wife shall anytime choose to live with any other person, then my said sons shall annually pay her twenty pounds in such way and manner as that my son, who shall occupy the room and privileges she leaves shall pay as much more that the other as such room and privileges shall be judged by indifferent men right and reasonable. But in case she shall become so helpless that said twenty pounds is not sufficient for her comfortable support then my two sons shall make up such deficiency as may appear reasonable and right in such proportions as aforementioned.

Item; I give and bequeath to my two sons David and Peter all my landed property to be equally divided between them according to the real value and so as that each part shall be duly proportioned with timber, meadow and plow land including the value of the Buildings that [n]one of them may be advantaged before the other and the one to whom the orchard may fall in the division shall allow the other brother an equal right to and privilege of the orchard with himself as it respects the apples until a reasonable time is elapsed for an orchard to become sufficiently grown to produce fruit necessary for his families use and comfort. And further my Will is that the mare which is called the Crouse mare shall belong between them so that between them both they may with what they now possess have a team. My plough Waggon and harrow between them and to David I give a cow. Also that my daughter Catherine while unprovided with a home elsewhere that she have the privilege of house room as she has had and the liberty of keeping her children with her until they arrive at suitable ages to be put to trades but to be supported by her in other respects.

Item; all the residue of my moveable and personal property I give unto my for daughters Viz, Catherine, Dinah, Mary and Sarah to be equally divided between them, except the sum of twenty pounds to be raised out of my moveable property to be given to my Wife over and above what is above mentioned.

Item; my Will is that my two sons David and Peter within the time of five years next after my decease pay good and lawful money unto my daughter Catherine one hundred pounds[;] unto my Daughter Dinah fifty pounds, and to her son Robert fifty pounds, but if he die before he arrive of lawful age then his mother shall receive his portion[;] unto my daughter Mary one hundred pounds; unto my daughter Sarah one hundred pounds[;] unto my grandson Peter Dorland forty pounds[;] to my grandaughter Maria Noxon forty pounds but if either of them die under age then his or her share shall be equally divided amongst my Daughters except twenty shillings of each legacy I give to the parents of those children. Also in like manner as above I give unto my grandson John McAuly twenty pounds. I also direct my executors in aspect to the legacies here pointed out for Robert Vanderburgh and John McAuley that they use their discretion if they judge it unlikely that either of them or both will make a good use of it then they are authorized to put it into his or her mother’s hands. And it is my will that my two sons David and Peter retain the beds and bedding they now lodge on. Lastly I make constitute ordain and and (sic) appoint Peter Brill Senr., Peter Lossing and Thomas Humphrey to be my Executors in trust for the right distribution and arrangement of my said estate according to the true intent and meaning of this my last Will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Johannes DeLong have hereunto set my hands and seal the day and year first above written, 1803.’ (signed with his mark).

The following is a codicil to my last will and testament made this first day of the month called January one thousand eight hundred and four. Namely my will is that if my disposition should soon happen as there is a cow and calf designed for sale, that she and her calf shall go with the crop and hogs towards the discharge of my debts as mentioned in my will. …’

Peter Lossing and Rowland Ricketson were witnesses. … He died in Beekman 6 Jan. 1804 in his 76th year. The Poughkeepsie Journal noted ‘one of the earliest residents of said (Beekman) town.’ He has a DAR listing.” [Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, IV, 175-178; X59-X61]

Their daughter Catherine DeLong was born 15 May 1763 in Beekman (Dutchess) New York, and died 12 Apr 1832 in Oxford Co (Ontario) Canada. She married first, John McAuley. John was born about 1760 in Beekman (Dutchess) New York, and died about 1785 in New York.

Catherine and John had one child, John McAuley was born 21 May 1783 in Dutchess Co, New York.

Catherine then had a child out of wedlock with Peter Vanderburgh. Peter was born 3 Feb 1763 in Beekman (Dutchess) New York, and died about 1845 in Greenport (Columbia) New York.  Peter was sued by Catherine for getting her pregnant and not marrying her (filed 16 Jan 1788 in Dutchess County).

Children of Johannes and Anna Maria:

i. Catherine DeLong b. 15 May 1763 in Beekman (Dutchess) New York; d. 12 Apr 1832 in Oxford, Ontario, Canada. m1. John McAuley (b. ~ 1760 in Beekman, Dutchess, New York – d. ~ 1785 in New York) Catherine and John had one child John McAuley (b. 1783)

Catherine then had a child out of wedlock with Peter Vanderburgh (b. 3 Feb 1763 in Beekman, Dutchess, New York – d. 1845 in Greenport, Columbia, New York). According to one web site, Peter was sued by Catherine for getting her pregnant and not marrying her (filed 16 Jan 1788 in Dutchess County). Catherine and Peter had one child Clyamon Vanderburgh (1787-1859)

m2. Henry Hulet (b. 31 Aug 1794 in Dutchess County, New York)\ Catherine and Henry had one child William Hulet

m3. Peter Lossing. Catherine and Peter had one child Ethalinda Lossing (1806-1889)

ii. Elizabeth DeLong b. ~1764 in Dutchess Co, New York’ d. 11 Oct 1793; m. 1790 to Thomas Dorland (b. 17 Apr 1759 in Beekman, Dutchess, New York – d. 6 Feb 1832 in Lennox & Addington Co (Ontario) Canada) Thomas’ parents were Samuel Dorland and Anna Esmond. . He had two children from a previous marriage to Tabitha Pugsley. Elizabeth and Thomas had one child Peter Dorland (b. 1791 in Beekman (Dutchess) New York)

iii. Blandina DeLong b. 7 Dec 1765 in Hopewell, New York; d. 8 Aug 1852 in Newark, New Jersey; m. Stephen Vanderburgh (b. 4 Jan 1765 in Beekman (Dutchess) New York -d. 7 Sep 1788 in Clinton. Middlesex, Connecticut) He was Dutch Reformed. Blandina and Stephen had two children, Robert Vanderburgh (b. 1782) and Esther Ann (b. 1785)

iv. Eleanor DeLong b. ~ 1770 in Dutchess Co, New York; d. ~ 1793 in Adolphustown, Ontario, Canada; m. James Noxon (b. 8 Apr 1765 in Beekman, Dutchess, New York – d. 28 Aug 1842 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Eleanor and James had one child Maria (b. 1791 in Ontario, Canada)

v. David DeLong b. 1771 in Dutchess Co, New York, and died about 1864 in Oxford Co (Ontario) Canada. m. Charlotte [__?__] David and Charlotte had two children that we know of, Jane (b. 1809) and William (b. 1821 Ontario Canada)

vi. Peter DeLong b. 8 Jan 1777 in Dutchess Co, New York; d. 26 Jun 1839 in Oxford, Ontario, Canada; m. Lois Bleach (b. Dec 1784 – d. 12 Mar 1818 in Dutchess, New York) Peter and Lois had eight children born between 1801 and 1815. They moved from Dutchess, NY to Ontario, Canada about 1810.

6. Catherine DeLong

Catherine’s husband James Clayland (also seen as Cleveland) was born xx.  His parents were xx.  James died Brunswick, Renns, New York.

Dutchess County NY tax records show a Robert Clayland in the Beekman patent area in the 1730s and 1740s.

Children of Catherine and James:

i. William Cleveland b ~ 1757; m. Elizabeth Lohnes (b. 1758)
William and Elizabeth had five children born between 1793 and 1799

ii. James Cleveland was born probably sometimes around 1760′s or 1770′s.

iii. John Cleveland was born probably sometimes around 1760′s or 1770′s.

iv. Robert Cleveland was born probably sometimes around 1760′s or 1770′s.

v. Polly Cleveland was born probably sometimes around 1760′s or 1770′s.

vi. Nancy Cleveland was born probably sometimes around 1760′s or 1770′s.

vii. Caty Cleveland was born probably sometimes around 1760′s or 1770′s.

viii. Lena Cleveland was born probably sometimes around 1760′s or 1770′s.

ix. Hannah Cleveland was born probably sometimes around 1760′s or 1770′s.

7. Jannetje DeLong

Some genealogies say that Jannetje was really the daughter of Jonas’ nephew (son of his older brother Frans) Arie Langet b. 1705 in New York City  and Annatje Dolson.

I can’t find any direct information about Jannetje’s husband Isaiah Essmond

Jannetje’s brothers Arie and Johannes were among the Beekman men who signed a petition in behalf of James Essmond who was sentenced to death in 1778.  Perhaps James was Jannetje and Isaiah’s son.

Children of Isaiah and Jannetje

  1. Anna Essmond
  2. Spencer Essmond






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