Johannes Turk

Johannes TURK (1687 – 1736) was Alex’s 8th Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Johannes Turk was baptized 16 May 1687 in Albany, NY, witnessed by Paulus Martense.  His parents were Jacobus TURCK and Catryntje Van BENTHUYSEN.  I used to think that he first married Annetje Cornelis Kuyper on 10 Sep 1706 in New York, NY, but now I think that was the marriage of Johannes’ uncle of the same name b. 1682 who was only five years older than his nephew .   This Johannes married Jannetjen Van WAGENINGEN on 1 Nov 1711 in Kingston, Ulster, NY. Johannes died 25 Jan 1736 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.

Annetje Cornelis Kuyper was born on 18 Oct 1682 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.  Her parents were Cornelius Kuyper and Aeltje Teunise Bogaert.

Jannetjen Van Wageningen (Wagenen) was born 10 Apr 1689 in Kingston, Ulster, NY and baptized 14 Apr 1689 in  Ulster, NY. Her parents were Jacob Aertsen Van WAGENEN and Sara PELS.

Children of Johannes and Jannetjen:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Catrijntjen Turk 27 Jul 1712 Kingston, Ulster, NY Cornelius Peersen (Persen)
31 Aug 1734 Kingston, Ulster, NY
25 Jun 1747
Ulster, NY
2. Zara (Sara) Turk 14 Feb 1714 Kingston, Ulster, NY Paulus Peeling
8 Oct 1737 Kingston, Ulster, NY
Kingston, NY
3. Annetje (Anna) Turk 24 Jun 1716 Kingston, Ulster, NY, Gerrit Van Slyck
18 Sep 1736 Kingston, Ulster, NY
Victor Bicker
14 Oct 1738 Kingston, Ulster, New York?
4. Jacob Turk 30 Aug 1719 Kingston, Ulster, NY Zara (Sara) Ploeg
15 Sep 1744
Kingston, Ulster, NY
Helena Louw
7 Oct 1764
Kingston, Ulster, NY
Living in New York in 1794
5. Johannes Turk 29 Oct 1721 Kingston, Ulster, NY Geertjen (Gertrude) Swart
1 Nov 1746
Kingston, Ulster, NY
6. Benjamin TURK 1 Dec 1723 Kingston, Ulster, New York. Eida Van WEYEN
c. 1741 Kingston, Ulster New York.
7. Abraham Turk 3 Oct 1725 Kingston, Ulster, NY Cathalyntje Sleight
13 Oct 1750
Kingston, Ulster, NY
8 May 1781 Kingston, Ulster, NY
8. Augustinus Turk 17 Nov 1728 Kingston, Ulster, NY

Jannetje 3 [Jacob2, Aert Jacobsen 1] Van Wagenen, born 10 April 1689 [CSW 14], baptised 14 April 1689 [KB 626,34]; married 1 November 1711 [KM 266, 525], Johannes Turk, j.m. resid. in Kingston. Johannes Turk, baptised 16 May 1687, buried 25 Jan 1736 [CSW 19] was the son of Jacobus Turk and Catryntje van Benthuysen of Kinderhook


1. Catrijntjen Turk

Catryntje’s grandparents Jacob AERSTSEN Van Wagenen and Sara PELS were also her godparents.

Catrijntjen’s husband Cornelius Peersen (Persen) was born 24 Oct 1712 in Kingston, Ulster, NY. He was baptized 6 Sep 1713 in Kingston Dutch Church. His parents were Jan Peerson and Anna Catryna Post. His grandparents were our ancestors on both sides: Peer Jan HENDRICKS & Annetje Matthyssen Jansen Van KEUREN and Jan Jansen POSTMAEL and Jannetje LOZIER.  Cornelius died in 1743 in Saugerties, New York.

2. Zara (Sara) Turk

Sara’s husband Paulus Peeling (Palen) was born 25 Jan 1713 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His pzrents were Gysbert Peelen (1684 – 1755) and Hilletje Van Vliet (1688 – 1755). Paulus died in Ulster, Ulster, New York.

There were many variations of  his family name such as Veile, Viel, Ver Velle, Veal, Ver Veele, Pele, Pells, Peele, Peeling, Peelen and Palen.

3. Annetje (Anna) Turk

Annetje’s marriages with Gerrit and Victor overlap.  I assume one or the other is correct, but I have not been able to determine which.

Annetje’s first husband Gerrit Van Slyck was born 19 May 1706 in Albany, New York,  His parents were Teunis Willemse Van Slyck and Jannetje Hendrickse Van Wie.  His maternal grandparents were Hendrick Gerritse Van WIE and Eytie ARIAANSZ.  Gerrit died in 1751 – Schoharie, Schoharie, New York,

Annetje’s second husband Victor Bicker was born 1714 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His parents were xx. Victor died in Ulster, New York. Victor died 10 Oct 1770 – New York

In 1686, a Victor Bicker was married to Claerje Blanke and was living on Pearl Streetwest of Whitehall Street in New York City.

4. Jacob Turk

Jacob’s first wife Sara (Zara) Ploeg was born 02 Apr 1721 in Kingston, New York.  Her parents were Jacob Hendricksen Ploeg and Catharina Bresser. Sara died before 1764 – Ulster, NY

Jacob’s second wife Helena Louw was born 8 Feb 1730 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Her parents were Tymen (Timotius, Timothy) Louw and Hendrickje Kool. Helena died in Ulster Countty, New York.

5. Johannes Turk

Johannes’ wife Geertjen (Gertrude) Swart was baptized 26 Sep 1725 in Kingston Dutch Church. Her parents were Johannes Swart and Antjen Wynkoop. Geertjen died in  1761 in Ulster, New York

6. Benjamin TURK (See his page)

7. Abraham Turk

Abraham’s wife Cathalyntje Sleight (Sleght) was born  3 Oct 1725 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Her parents were Anthony Sleight and Neeltjen Bogart. Cathalyntje died 1781 in Ulster, New York

Children of Abraham and Catherine:

i. Anthony Turk 1751 – 1771

ii. Johannes Turk 1763 – 1781

iii. Neeltje Turk 1765 – 1781

iv. Jacob A. Turck b. 12 Jul 1770 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; d. 1841 in Germantown, Columbia, NY; m. Marytjenn (Mary/Maria) Klein (b. 15 Jul 1770 in Red Hook, Dutchess, New York – d. 1 Dec 1836 New York) Mary’s parents were Johannes Klein (of Rhinebeck) and Rosina Schneider (bapt. 25 Dec 1743 in German Ref Ch, Rhinebeck, NY –  )

Children of Jacob and Mary:
Asenath Turck
Jacob Turck (– 1840)
James Turck
Jeremiah Turck
Joseph Abraham Vallentine Turck
Matthew Turck
Peter Turck (b. Germantown, Columbia, NY – d. Wisconsin)
Sally Turck
Matthew Turck (1799 – 1870)
Margaret Ann Turck (1807 – 1849)

Petrus “Peter” Turck b. and bapt. 11 Mar 1798 Kinderhook, Columbia, NY; d. 5 Sep 1872 Madison, Wisconsin. Buried Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee; m1. 1820 Greene county NY to Rachel Gay (b. 23 Jun 1799 Greene, NY – d. 1841)  Rachel’s parents were Barnet Gay (1767 – 1848) and Eytje “Ada” Groom (1774 – ) Peter and Rachel had nine children, most of whom  lived well into adulthood, married and had children.

m2. 1848 to Christina Koehler/Kaehler who was almost thirty years younger (b. 1827 Holland – d. 19 Apr 1861 Milwaukee, WI). Peter and Christina had one daughter, Lucinda, who died in her teens in 1861. Christina died eleven days later.

Peter Turck
Born at Kinderhook, NY
March, 11, A.D. 1798
Settled in Wis A.D. 1837
Departed this life at
Madison, Wis Sept. 5, 1872

There was a Christina Koehler of the right age who immigrated with her parents There was a Christina Koehler of the right age who immigrated age 4 with her parents from Amsterdam to Philadelphia arriving of the Isabell Of Philadelphia on 20 Feb 1832. Their destination in the US was not specified.

Here are all the Kohlers onboard:

Catharina Kohler 48 years old
George Kohler 42
John W. Kohler 17
Frederick Kohler 14
Charles Kohler 13
Ann Kohler 12
Frederick M. Kohler 5
Christina Kohler 4
George Kohler 2

There was a George Koehler of the right age working as a gardner in Germantown, Washington, Wisconsin in the 1860 census. It looks like George found a young wife too.

George Koehler 71 b. Lower Hessen (Germany State around Frankfort)
Anna Maria Koehler 44 b. Prussia
George Koehler 4 b. Wisconsin (1856 – 1930 Burial: Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Rozellville, Marathon, Wisconsin) Two of George Jr’s later census records show his father was born in Germany and one in Holland.

Peter and Rachel migrated to Mequon, Washington (later Ozaukee) Co., Wisconsin in 1837. They may have lived in the Palmyra/Macedon, NY area circa 1830-37   Peter Turck and family lived in Mequon until the mid-1850s, then in Milwaukee, and he died in Madison.


The Van Benthuysen genealogy : descendants of Paulus Martense Van Benthuysen, of Benthuizen, Holland, who settled in Albany, NY

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  4. LoannaHooft says:

    Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

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