New Family Information
New information on the Van Kouwenhoven family was published in the Central Bureau Voor Genealogie, Part 50 1996 (Dec 16, 1996), The Hague, by M. S. F. Kemp. Additional information has been obtained from the NYGBR issues of October 1997 and January 1998 and is now included.
Descendants of Gerritt Jansz Couwenhoven
1. Gerritt Jansz1 Couwenhoven was a tenant farmer of the estate Couwenhoven in the neighborhood Ceulhorst on the Hoogland near Amersfoort, owned by the family De Wijs who were holding if from the feudal Land Lord of Montfoort. May be identical with Gerrit Jansz Couwenhoven who is mentioned in 1564 as tenant of the land of the family Van Vanelveld circa 1600.
Children of Gerritt Jansz1 Couwenhoven and an unknown spouse were as follows:
2. i. Willem Gerritsz2,
married Neeltgie Willemsdr.
3. ii. Wolphert Gerretse, born before May 1, 1579; married Neeltgen Jacobsdochter.
2. Willem Gerritsz2 Couwenhoven (Gerritt1) married Neeltgie Willemsdr. He died before 1622.
He was a tenant farm on Johan de Wijs on the farmyard Couwenhoven and since 1612 owner of about 1 morgen (2 1/4 acres) of land before 1612.
Children of Willem Gerritsz2 Couwenhoven and an unknown spouse were as follows:
i. Willem Gerritsz3.
ii. Gerrit Willemsz.
iii. Jan Willemsz.
iv. Harmen Willemsz.
v. Willem Willemsz.
There were no children of Willem Gerritsz2 Couwenhoven and Neeltgie Willemsdr.
3. Wolphert Gerretse2 Van Kouwenhoven (Gerritt1Couwenhoven) was born before May 1, 1579; when baptisms began in Amersfoort, Netherlands. He was born circa 1583 at Netherlands; he stated on October 8, 1638 that he was 54 years old. He was born circa 1584. He was born circa 1588 at Holland. Marriage banns for he and Neeltgen Jacobsdochter were published on Jan 9, 1605 at Amersfoort, Netherlands. He married Neeltgen Jacobsdochter, daughter of Jacob Peterss and Metgen Jacobsdr, on Jan 17, 1604/5 at Dutch Reformed Church, Amersfoort, Netherlands. He died between Mar 2, 1662 and Jun 24, 1662 at New Amerstoort, NY.
He was also known as Wolfert Gerretsz Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Wolfert Garretsen Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Wolfert Gerritsz Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Wulphert Gerritsz Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Wulpher Gerritsz Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Wulffer Geritsz Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Wolfert Gerretsen Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Wolfert Gerretson Van Couwenhoven. Dec 15, 1611. The first reference to WOLFER GERRITSE when Wulphert Gerrits signed an agreement with his stylized A. According to the terms of that document, he agreed to assume the property and debts of the deceased parents of his wive Neeltgen Jacobsdr from the other heirs for 100 guilders. Her brother Herman Jacobsz also signed this document as well as her brother-in-law Willem Dircx who was married to Aeltgen Jacobs Petergen Petersdr, the underage daughter of her brother Peter Jacobsz, had already recieved 50 guilders
Apr 14, 1615. Wulphert Gerritsz and his wife Neeltgen Jacosdr sold a bleachcamo outside the Coppelpoort of Amersfoort to Hendrick Janss and his wife Hasgenb Thonis fo 1,200 Carolus guilders, the occupation of Wolfert is not disclosed in this document on Mar 22, 1612. In the settlement of the estate of Wolfert's wife in Amersfoort, it was declared before the court that his profession at the time was baker on Aug 8, 1612 at Amersfoort, Netherlands. Wolphert took part in a curiious agreement with Herman Zieboltz of Amsterdam, before Johan van Ingen an officer of the court of Utrechet. The name of the Amsterdammer suggests that he was a German or that he was of German descent. His name is also spelled Syboelt and Zyeboltz in those documents. According to a "donatiaq iner vivos" (gift to a living person) Ziebolz gave Wolphert two morgans of turf ground near Cologne in recognition of services rendered )but not payment for them). No monetary amount is mentioned for the services or the turf ground. In a second document of the same date issued by the same officer of the court of Utrecht, Ayeboliz made a debt owed by mim by Henrick Adrianesz and Adriaen Adriansz over to Wulpher Gerrits baker and Cornelis Wynantsz inkeeper. This second document authorized Wulpher Gerritss and Cornelis Wynantsz to assume ownership of the two morgens of turfground mentioned in the first document. These documents create the impression thaqt Zieboltz was unable to pay Wolfert money that he owed him, that the Amsterdammer made over a debt on which he had not been able to collect, and that Wolfert may have agreed to these vague terms because he would otherwise not be able to retrieve anything from his business dealings with the Zieboltz
Between Feb , 1617 and Jul , 1617. Wulpher Gerritss baker appeared as a witness before Johan van Ingen officer of the court of Utrecht, in a case in which Willem Gerritz miller testified that Griet Maes was evading the city grain tax. The document does not specify that Wulpher and Willem were brothers, and if such were the case, it is likely that this would have been discussed in the document on May 16, 1616. Hendrick Janss and Haesgen Thonis made the last payment on the bleach camp which they had purchased from Wolfert Gerretse and Neeltge Jacbsdr, and the property was made over to them on Oct 28, 1616. He purchased from Aert van Schayck and his wife Anna Barents a house on the Langegraft in Amersfoort whch lay between the hosue of the aforesaid Aert on the one side and that fo Henrickgen Barents widow of Aelbert Conrneiss on the other side, while the breadt of the house lay on the Lieverrouwestraet (Dear Lady Street). Wolphert was listed as a baker on Jan 30, 1617 at Langegraft, Amersfoort, Netherlands. Within a short time, Wolpeher palced three mortgages on this house. Perhaps the transactions with Zieboltz were unprofiatble, and this was one of the causes fo his need for money. On Feb 15, 1617, Wulpher Gerritss baker and his wife Neeltgen Jacobsdr borrowed 100 guidlers from the Armen te Amersfoort on which he agreed to pay 6 guilders per year. On May 16, 1617, Wulpher Gerritss baker and his wife Neeltgen borrowed 200 guilders from Cornelis Baecx van der Tommen at a yearly interest of 12 guilders. On Jul 25, 1617, Wul;phur Gerritss baker and his wife Neelttgen Jacobsdr borrowed 250 guilders from Anna Goerts widow of Franck Frandkss at 15 guilders interest per year.
Jan 3, 1618. Wulphert Gerritsz and his wife Neeltgen Jacobs purchased a bleachcamp outside the Coppelpoort of Amersfoort with Hubert Lambertsz Moll and his wife Geertgen Cornisdochter as thier partners. They borrowed 500 Carolus Guilders from Ghijsbert Cornelisz van Cuijlenburch, a citizen of the city of Utrecht, at an annual interest of 25 guilders and 20 stivers. In addition, Hubert Lamberts and his wife Geertje Cornelisdochter contracted a special mortgage ofr 400 Carolus guilders with the consent of Wulffert Gerritsz and his wife. On the no9rth side of the property lay the River Eem, on the east the city moat and on the south and west the heirs of Gerrit van Speulde. This propety came with two other mortgages: 200 guilders to the Poth and 600 guilders to Jo. Catharina van Morendael not yet conveyed to her. In a codicil, Wulpher Gerritsz baker and his wife Neeltgen Jacobs become party to the mortgage of Hubert Lambertsz Moll and his wife Geertge Cornelis for 400 guilders with interest on Ghijsbert Cornelisz van Culenborch with restriction that Wulpher would pay 150 guilders in the year 1618 and thereafter be free of oblicgation.
In the margin is a notation that Dirck van Cullenburch as heir of his father Gysbert van Culenburch acknowledged that the obligation on the mortgage was fully paid on Mar 5, 1628
In the seventeenth century, a bleach camp was a capital intensive, seasonal business which required the labor of relatively many workers. Profits were meager because the buyers of the finished product and the suppliers of raw matierials such as lye were generally the same persons, and they acted to keep theri costs and thus the profits of the bleachers love. There were three types of bleaching activities, and the skills and experience reqiuired of workers was generally so high that each bleachery specialized in but one sort of material: Yarn (garenblekerij), woven cloth (lijnwaadblekerij), or clothing (klerenblekerij). In all three cases, the material was first generally cooked in a lye solution and later spread out on green grass for many weeks in small fields surrounding the bleach house where it was kept damp. Later, iot was cookled in a solution of wheat meal before being again spread on the field for a lenghtly period, the entire process requiring about three months. The consequences of this long procedure was that o9nly wealthy people were the customers of clothing bleachers because only they could afford to part with many items of clothing for so long a time.
No equipment of the bleach camp listed in the purcahse document for Wolphert are given. So no indication of what type of bleachery Wolphert purchased. The bleach camp he sold in 1612 included a bleach table meaning it may have been a cloth bleach camp. Wulphert Gerritss baker and his wife Neeltge Jacobs contracted a mortgage with Coenraet Fransz, former mayor of the city of Amersfoort, for 100 guilders at an annual interest of 6 guilders, with the house of Wulphert on the Langegracht as security, which house lay between the house of Aert van Schayck and that of Hednrickgen Speldemaeckster.
It does not appear that Wolferts endeavor as bleacher met with great success, and this may have been caused by a general malaise in the weavers trade in Amersfoort in this period, which in turn lay on a lack of capital. Because Wolfert's work was dependent on this industry, he was limited as a businessman by the lack of sucess of the parent industry on Sep 17, 1618. Wolphert was appointed guardian over the five under aged children of Willem Gerritsz Couwenhoven.
Wulffer Geridtz, bleacher residing by the Coppelpoort and Harman Willemsz citizen of Amersfoort as "bloetvoochden" (blood guardians) of the five sons of Willem Gerridsz Couwenhoven, namely Gerridt, Willem, Jan, Harmen, and Willem the Younger, none of whom had yet reached the age of majority, made an agreement with the mother of the children Neeltgen Willemsdr the widow of Willem Gerridtsz assisted by the owner of Cowenhoven the honorable Johan de Wijs.
This document indicates that Wolfert Gerritse had a brother Willem and that he was the tenant of the farm ouwenhoven which was owned by Johan de Wijs. This document indicates that Wolfert is connected to the Couwenhoven by Hoogland. It is at the same time possible that he was also linked to the Couwenhoven near Woudenberg because he was a son of Gerrit Willemsz van Couwenhoven, but documentation for this has not been discovered on Nov 5, 1622. Beermt van Munster made a deposition under oath before the lieutenant, the schout, and the schepenen Dam and Bronchorst at the request of the (police) officer. He stated that the previous Saturday afternoon he had caught a bucket of fish by the Coppelpoort bridge and had given half of it to Wulphert the bleacher according to an agreement which they had made, and that Beernt had caught a small number of fish threafter. Wulpher and Harmen
Teut then took these fish from Beernt, and they would not divide them with him. Wulpher took the net and tried to give it to his wife. Harman hit Beernt in the eye with a weight in the net, but by then, it was ripped. Beernt then went to the defense of his wife, and Wulpher drew his knife and threatened him without harming him. Dirck Gerritsz, stevedore, using well-chosen words, separated the people from each other. On April 1 1623, Dirch Gerrisz was heard at the request of the officer and made a similar deposition under oath on Mar 24, 1623. Hubert Moll and his wife Geertgen Cornelis sold a bleach camp to Wulpher Gerritsz bleacher and his wife in which they had been residing. This was situated in Amersfoort outside the Coppelpoort. The property description differs slightly from that given for the land transaction of 1618, but the mortgages are the same. It is likely that this is the same ground that Wulpher Gerritsz and Hubert Moll purchased then. On the date of purchase in 1623, Wulpher Gerritss sold this property to Monsieur Jacques Chiese Cuirass(ier) of the company of his Princely Excellency (Maurits?) and the purchser assumed the mortgages.
This is the last document pertaining to Wolfert Gerritse that has been discovered in the archives of Amersfoort.
on Jun 11, 1623. He was a baker and then later a bleacher (bleaching laundry on a grassfield in the sun) before 1624. He immigrated between 1624 and 1625 to New Amsterdam, Kings Co. Long Island, NY. He and Neeltgen Jacobsdochter immigrated in Jun , 1625 to New Netherlands; or July 1625, with his wife and family on a ship of the Dutch West India Company which saled in the expedidition that was comprsed of the ships Mackerel, Horse, Cow and Sheep. Wolfert returned to the Netherlands in 1629. He retruned from the Netherlands on board "De Endracht" (the Unity) on May 24, 1630. He There exists a letter from Kiiaen van Rensselaer to Wolfert which I have to get from sources. At this time Wolfert was in the Netherlands and the letter had to do with terminating Wolfert's contract with van Rensselaer and mentions that Wolferts wife was unhappy living in New Netherlands. In the letter van Rensselaer states he would not want someone who was not happy working for him to remain in his employ under the circumstances. It was a friendly letter. According to the source there are several letters fo Wolfert from Van Rensselaer. The letter above was read over the phone to me and I have yet to recieve the exact copy and don't take short hand in 1632. He purchased "Keskateuw" located on Long Island from the Indians. Here was established the first kown white settlement on Long Island. Wolphert called his "plantation" Achterveldt, shown on the Manatu Map of New Netherlands as farm No. 36 near the Indian long house to the Kestachau tribe. Wolphert's house surrounded by palisades, was the focal pont of the village of New Amersfoort, later called Flatlands on Jun 30, 1636. He got "Smal Civil Rights" on Apr 18, 1657. Wolfert Gerritsen Van Couwenhoven was named in a suit filed by Frans Jansen regardin a dispute ofver a contract in which Jansen was to buy land from Wofert. This was the first time the name Van Couwenhoven was mentioned in referenc to Wolfert on Oct 20, 1661.
Children of Wolphert Gerretse2 Van Kouwenhoven and Neeltgen Jacobsdochter were as follows:
4. i. Gerret Wolfersen3,
born circa 1610 at Amersfoort, Ultrecht, Netherlands; married Aeltje Cornelis
5. ii. Pieter Wolphertse, born circa 1614 at Amersfoort, Netherlands; married Hester Daws; married Aeltje Sibrants; married Josynthe Thomas.
6. iii. Jacob Wolphertse, born 1615 at Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands; married Hester Jansen; married Magdaleentje Jacobs Van Amsterdam.
4. Gerret Wolfersen3 Van Kouwenhoven (Wolphert2, Gerritt1Couwenhoven) was born circa 1610 at Amersfoort, Ultrecht, Netherlands. He married Aeltje Cornelis Cool, daughter of Cornelius Lambertse Cool and (Unknown) (Unknown), circa 1635 at Flatlands, Long Island, NY. He died circa 1648 at Flatlands, Long Island, NY; Was probably after patent issued.
He was also known as Gerret Wolphertse Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Gerret Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Gerret Wolfertse Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Gerret Wolfersen Couwenhoven. He was also known as Gerret Wolferse Van Couvenhoven. He was also known as Garret Wolfert Van Couwenhoven. 1639. Document (MDC:10).
"This day, date underwritten, before me Cornelis Van Tienhoven, secretary, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, appeared Wolphert Gerritsen and Gerrit Wolphertsen, as guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool, and at the request of said Lambert Cool, have permitted him to go with his cattle to his brother-in-law Claes Jansen, in order to take up together some plantation or farm, and we the principals in the capacity aforesaid have consented hereto as we are bound in the place of father and mother to promote the above named Lambert Cool's interest and we cannot perceive that he will earn anything, much less prosper so long as he remains with his father, Cornelis Lambertsen. We have therefore considered it advisable to permit him to do something for himself in company aforesaid. Done at Fort Amsterdam the 22 of August 1639.
This is the mark
x of Wolphert Gerritsen
This is the mark x of Gerrit Wolphertsen
Maurits Jan and Frerick Lubbertsen ; witnesses
"Consent of the guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool to let Cool remove his cattle and take up a farm with his brother-in-law Claes Jansen" "Copied with slight variations from E.B. O'Callaghan's manuscript translation of the original in the New York Colonial MSS., Vol. I, p. 155, which was destroyed in the Capitol fire of March 29, 1911, Albany, October 4, 1933 ;signed A.J.F. van Laer." on Aug 22, 1639.
On March 11, 1647, Gerrit Wolphertson (Van Kouwenhoven) received a patent for "a certain piece of land, gouat the (Ma) Rechawieck, both the maize and woodland, on the marsh of the Gouwanus Kil, between the land of Jacob Stoffelsen and Frederick Lubbertsen, extending from the aforsaid marsh till into the woods, till to the land of said Frederick, till to the land of Andries Huddle, northeast by north, a little northerly, 148 rods: behind through the woods, till to the land of the aforesaid Jacob Stoffelsen, southeast by east 80 rods next to the land of Jacob Stoffelsen aforesaid, till to the aforsaid marsh, southwest a little westerly 165 rods, along the marsh to the place of beginning 60 rods, with an oblique outpoint: amounting in all to 29 morgens, 341 rods." Pattents, GG, 172
This plot evidently fronted on the main road leading from Flatbush, through the village of Breuckelen, which was located at this point, to "the Ferry," andis inchluded in lands marked as G. Martense's on Butt's map. Wolphertsen sold this property to Nicholas Jans, baker, of New York on Mar 11, 1647.
Children of Gerret Wolfersen3 Van Kouwenhoven and Aeltje Cornelis Cool were as follows:
i. Willem Gerretse4;
born 1636 at Flatlands, Kings County, NY; although his father's purchase of
land there was not dated until July 26, 1638; married Altie Jorise Brinckeroff,
daughter of Joris Dericksen Brinckerhoff and Susannah Dubbels, Mar 21, 1660
at Flatlands, Long Island, NY; married Jannetije Pieterse Monfoort, daughter
of Pieter Monfoort and Sarah De Plancken, Feb 12, 1665 at Kings, Flatlands,
Brooklyn, NY; died between 1721 and 1723; died circa 1728; died 1728 at Monmouth,
He was also known as William Kouwenhoven. He was also known as William Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as William Gerretse Couwenhoven. On the earliest survivig list of members of the Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, Sep 12, 1660, appear the names of Willem Gerritse Van Couwenhoven, his first wife, and her parents. He was Magistrate of Brooklyn 1661, 1662, and 1664. Willem Gerretse, on behalf of his first wiife, was one of the three heirs to the Brooklyn grant of his father-in-law, Joris Dicksen Brinckerhoff, and joined with the other heirs in selling this property on January 16, 1661. He was Signed a petition on May 25, 1662 in 1662 at schepen of Brooklyn, NY. He was deacon in 1663 at Dutch Reformed Church, Breukelen, Breukelen Province, NY. His name apears on the patent of Flatland, 1667 and he apparently removed there about that time. [He was and Elder of the Reformed Dutch churc at Flatlands in 1677. He signed the oath of allegiance at some time between Sep 26-30, 1687 being called a resident of "fflackland" and native born. The Records of th Brick Church, Marlborough, Monmouth Co., NJ, originally known as the Reformed Church of Freehold of the Navasink, begin in 1709 and show that in that year seven children of Willem Gerretse were already members of that congregation namely, Cornelis, Pieter,Albert, Jan, Jacob, Neeltje (Nelke), and Sara. In 1717, two other children appear as members, Annetje (Autie) and Jacomina (Jockamiinke). It was not until 1721 that the chuch shows as members "Willem Ger Kowvenhoven and his wife," and since the wife, Jannetje (Janneke), appears alone on the list in 1723, it seems possible that Willem Gerretse died between 1721 and 1723. He sold his plantation in Brooklyn to his son William and moved to Monmouth County, NJ in Nov , 1709. The existence of the original Bible of Willem Gerrete, with his own record of his marriages and the births of his children, states that he married "Altieu Yoris" in the year 1660. She was Altje, daughter of Joris Dickerson Brinckerhoff, and was the widow of Cornelis Mattys (Mathiews). Se died on June 3, 1663, and Willem Gerretse married secondly, on Febrary 12, 1665, "Jannetie Peters," who was Jannetje, daughter of Peter Monfort. She was baptized as Jannetje on May 8, 1646, in the D. R. Church of New Amsterdam.
ii. Jan Gerretse;
He was born in 1639, perhaps at Flatlands, L.I., NY; married Gerardina de
Sille, daughter of Nicasius de Sille and Cornelia Meulmans, May 18, 1670;
married Gerardina de Sille, daughter of Nicasius de Sille and Cornelia Meulmans,
May 19, 1670; died circa 1714 at Brooklyn, Kings, Long Island, NY; died circa
He was also known as Jan Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Jan Gerretse Kowenhoven. He was also known as Jan Gerretsen Van Couwenhoven. In 1665 he was licensed to trade in Albany. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn in 1677 and 1685. He resided at Brooklyn Ferry. He was a commissioner of Brooklyn, 1690, by act of Court of General Sessions of which he was at that time a grand juryman.
iii. Neeltje Gerretse;
born Sep 20, 1641; christened Sep 20, 1641 at Flatlands, Long Island, NY;
married Roelof Martense Schenck, son of Martin Van Nydeck Schenck and Maria
Margretha Bockhurst, circa 1660 at Flatlands, Kings County, NY; died circa
She was also known as Neeltje Garetse Kowenhoven. She was also known as Neeltje Gerretse Van Couwehnoven. She was also known as Neeltje Van Couvenhoven.
iv. Marretje Gerretse;
born Apr 10, 1644; baptized Apr 10, 1644 at Dutch Reformed Church, New Amsterdam,
Kings, Long Island, NY; christened Sep 10, 1644; married Coert Stevense Van
Voorhees, son of Steven Coerts Van Voorhees and Aeltje Wessels, before 1664;
died between 1702 and 1709.
She was also known as Marretje Kowenhoven. She was also known as Marretje Van Couvenhoven. She was also known as Marytje Van Couwenhoven.
5. Pieter Wolphertse3 Van Kouwenhoven (Wolphert2, Gerritt1Couwenhoven) was born circa 1614 at Amersfoort, Netherlands. He married Hester Daws, daughter of Dawes Symon, on Dec 2, 1640 at Dutch Reformed Church, N. Y. C., New York County, NY. He married Aeltje Sibrants on Nov 22, 1665. He married Josynthe Thomas on May 19, 1699; Not historians agree that this marraige took place .
He was also known as Pieter Wolfertsen Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Pieter Kowenhoven. He was also known as Pieter Van Couwenhoven. He was (an unknown value) in 1688 at Brewer, Elizabethtown, NJ.
Children of Pieter Wolphertse3 Van Kouwenhoven and an unknown spouse were:
i. Pos Annetje4
I came across this item in the Fall 1997 Swedish Colonial News. It has a Couwenhoven
reference which may be of interest to you.
Anders Stille's Wife by Dr. Peter S. Craig
Deeds by Anders Stille, eldest son of Olof Stille, identify his wife as Annetje, the Dutch form of Anna. In testimony before the New Castle court, Anders stated that he had been familiar with the houses and streets of the town since 1658. In the 1671 English census of the Delaware, Anders was shown as residing in New Castle and married to the owner of his house, named Anna Peterson by the English census taker.
Who was Anna or Annetje "Peterson"? This has long stumped me. However, in working up a pending article on this 1671 census for future publication, I was struck by the fact that Wharton's cenuss was a door-to-door survey of each resident. Comparing his census with records of early patents and deeds disclosed, beyond question, that the house occupied by Anders Stille and his wife was owned by a Dutch brewer by the name of Pieter Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven, who was in prison at Manhattan in 1671 because he had defaulted on a mortgage of property in Elizabethtown, NJ, to Governor Philip Carteret of New Jersey. Pieter was not himself named in the census, perhaps to hide his identity from creditors. But, whatever the reason, the father's financial difficulties now tell us that his daughter, known as Annetje Pieters van Couwenhoven to the Dutch, was the wife of Anders Stille, the Swede. The house in New Castle was sold in 1672 and the Stille family moved to Christiana Bridge to live next door to Anders Stille's niece Elisabeth Petersdotter (Yocum), wife of the English soldier, John Ogle.
Dr. Peter S. Craig
3406 Macomb Street NW
Washington DC 20016
Children of Pieter Wolphertse3 Van Kouwenhoven and Hester Daws were as follows:
i. Altie4; married
Ludovicus Cobes; married Dirk Ofmuller; born after 1641.
ii. Hester; born after 1641; married Johannis Martin Feb 22, 1688.
iii. Cornelius; born after 1641. He is said to have settled in New Jersey. .
Children of Pieter Wolphertse3 Van Kouwenhoven and Aeltje Sibrants were:
i. Peter4; born
after 1666; born 1668; baptized Feb 27, 1669 at Dutch Reformed Church, N.
Y. C., New York County, NY; married Mary (Unknown) after 1670; 1st marriage
Mary; died 1705; his estate was probated Mar 21, 1704/5 at Great Egg Harbor,
Gloucester County, NJ.
He was also known as Peter Peterse Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Peter Cownover. He was also known as Peter Covenover. He was also known as Petrus Van Kouwenhoven. On Nov. 29, 1695, he purchased 250 acres of land along Patconk Creek in Great Egg Harbor Twp. from Thomas Budd, merchant of Philadelphia, "under ye yearly quit rent of one ear of Indian Corne to be paid ye said Thomas Budd or hs heirs, if lawfully demanded." On jan 30, 1698, he bought an additional 150 acres there from Daniel Leeds. There is some confusion about the date of the will of Peter "Cownover" of Waymouth Township, Gloucester County, NJ. The date was either Nov 10, 1700 or Nov 30, 1702. The inventory of his estate was taken on Mar 17, 1704/05.
There were no children of Pieter Wolphertse3 Van Kouwenhoven and Josynthe Thomas.
6. Jacob Wolphertse3 Van Kouwenhoven (Wolphert2, Gerritt1Couwenhoven) was born in 1615 at Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands. He married Hester Jansen, daughter of Lijsbet Setten, on Dec 1, 1636 at New church, Amsterdam, Holland; Married by Domine Gelldorpus (Bible). He married Magdaleentje Jacobs Van Amsterdam on Sep 26, 1655. He died before Apr 21, 1670. He died either 1673 or 1674 at New Amsterdam, Kings, Long Island, NY.
He was also known as Jacob Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Jacob Worlfertsen Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Jacob Van Kouwenhoven. He and Hester Jansen were intended in Marriage Jacobus Couwenhoven of Amersfoort residing in the Jonge Roelen Alley, 22 years old, asseisted by his uncle Rutgert Jansz, parents still living, marries Hester Jans of Haarlem, 22 years old, living on the Princes' Canal with her mother Lijsbert Setten.
He signes: Jacobus Couwenhoven on Nov 14, 1637 at Amsterdam, Netherlands. Inventory of his estate was on Apr 21, 1670.
Children of Jacob Wolphertse3 Van Kouwenhoven and Hester Jansen were as follows:
i. Neeltje Jacobse4; born Sep 18, 1639 at NY; baptized Sep 25, 1639; First baptism recorded in the New York Dutch Church ; married Cornelis Pluvier Jan 6, 1662 at NY; Cornelius was a widower.
ii. Johannes Jacobse;
born May 11, 1641 at NY; baptized May 19, 1641; married Saartje Frans Apr
11, 1664; his estate was probated Nov 18, 1690 at Brooklyn, Kings County,
He was also known as Johannes Jacobse Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Jan Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Jan Jacobse Van Couwenhoven. In 1689, he was a member of the Court of Exchequer; secretary between "ye Limits of Harlem and Bowery." He resided on High St., New York City with his father with whom he was a successful brewer. In 1689, he was a member of Gov. Leisler's Council. He left a will on Jun 17, 1690.
iii. Lysbeth; born Aug 30, 1643 at NY; baptized Sep 6, 1643; married Samuel Gerretzen circa 1666.
iv. Aeltje Jacobse;
born Aug 20, 1645 at NY; baptized Aug 27, 1645; baptized Aug 28, 1645; married
Bernardus Hassen Jul 7, 1669.
She was also known as Aeltje Van Kouwenhoven. She was admitted to the Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, Apr 12, 1665.
v. (Unknown); born Mar 6, 1647; died Mar 7, 1647; baptized Mar 7, 1647.
Jacobse; born May 7, 1648 at NY; baptized May 10, 1648; married Isaac Van
Vleck, son of Tielman Van Vleck and Magdalena De Herlin, circa 1669; died
before 1674 at NY, NY.
She was also known as Petronelletje Van Kouwenhoven. She was also known as Petronella Van Kouwenhoven. She was also known as Pietnellitje Jacobse Van Couwenhoven. She was also known as Petronella Van Couwenhoven. She was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, on Jan 11, 1665.
There were no children of Jacob Wolphertse3 Van Kouwenhoven and Magdaleentje Jacobs Van Amsterdam.
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