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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
Historical Appendix: Progenitors M

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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. xxvi-xxvii of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]


Jacob Hendrickse, innkeeper at Beverwyck; farmer of the excise in 1654; had alias "van Loosereght."


Cornelis, came from Buurmalsem, Province of Gelderland, sailing from the Texel, Holland, on "d'Eendracht" ("The Unity"), July, 1631; engaged by Patroon Van Rensselaer as laborer, for three years. Possibly this name was corrupted into "Mason."


Jan, was in Beverwyck as early as 1657.


Willem, resided in Schenectady; married Baata Klein, and their child, Maria, was baptised at Albany. June 19, 1709. He was probably citizen of Albany before going there.


Hendrick, was one of Melyn's colonists of Staten Island, arriving on the "New Netherland's Fortune," 1650; had grant of land at Beverwyck, in 1654, and located there; removed to Kinderhook, 1673. Janse Van Bommel Marselis was born at Bommel, Gelderland, Hol.; early settler at Beverwyck; farmer of the excise, 1655; died before 1700. Gysbert Marselis, shoemaker, bought house on east corner of Maiden Lane and Pearl st., Albany, from Gerrit Van Slechtenhorst, 1680; buried, Albany, June 8, 1740.


Jan Pieterse, removed to Schenectady; married Antje Pieterse Borsboom, and had three children baptised in Albany up to Apr. 16, 1693.


Dominie Johannes, was a minister at Schoorl and Bergen, near Alkmaar, Province of North Holland; entered into contract with Patroon Kiliaen Van Rensselaer at Amsterdam, Apr. 6, 1642, to preach in his colony; sailed on "den Houttuyn," from the Texel, June, 1642, with wife and four children; arrived at New Amsterdam, Aug. 4, 1642; serving from August 13, 1642, until summer of 1649, and appears to have lived in the grenen bosch, or Pine Woods, and as the village opposite Albany, on east bank of the Hudson, was so called (Greenbush), it may be that he resided over there, which idea is strongly advocated by State Archivist A. J. van Laer, who also states that his real name was probably "Grootstadt," for in Kieft's letter of Sept. 11, 1642, he is mentioned as "Do'e Grootstedius."


Marcus, came from Culenburgh, or Cuylenborch, Gelderland, arriving on "den Soutberg," April, 1633; engaged as farm-boy, aged 17, by Brant Peelen.


Harmen, was a mason at Albany in 1666; died there in 1667. Marten Metselaer (or De Metselaer) wounded Pieter Jacobse Borsboom in a fight at Beverwyck, in 1657, and was confined in the stocks. Teunis Teunise De Metselaer came to Rensselaerswyck in 1641; married Egbertien Egbertse, and made will Aug. 7, 1685.


Jacques, testified at Rensselaerswyck, March 4, 1649.


Willem, arrived at New Amsterdam on "het Wapen van Noorwegen," Aug. 4, 1638; began service at Rensselaerswyck as farm laborer, Aug. 14, 1638; carted the stone for house of Dominie Megapolensis. Probably a name similar to Minturn.


Jan (or Michaels), came from Edam, North Holland, arriving with his son on "het Wapen van Noorwegen," at New Amsterdam, Aug. 4, 1638; a tailor; was able to own his own house at Rensselaerswyck in 1651, in which place he located late in 1638; married Tryntje Jansen, who died in 1665; he left descent.


Thomas, was born in England; public carman; married Tryntje Wendell at Albany, Sept. 17, 1699.


Jacobus (or James), married Lydia Winne at Albany, and their child, Engeltje, was baptised there, Apr. 16, 1704; removed to New York.


Richard, born in the West Indies, married Geesje Janse Salzbergen (Salisbury), Nov. 3, 1700, and residing a time in Albany.


Frans, married Zytje Matthys Hooghteeling, and had two children baptised in Albany: Lysbeth, June 7, 1691; Maria, Oct. 23, 1692.


Jan Pieterse, soldier in service of Dutch West India Co., at Beverwyck, 1660-61; at Esopus, 1663.


Cornelis Stephense, was in Greenbush (Rensselaer), N. Y., 1663; in Claverack, 1720; owned large lot on west side of Broadway, north of Maiden Lane, Albany; married Hilletje Loockermans, and had ten children born there, previous to 1700. Jeremias Muller lived at Claverack, and married Lysbeth Halenbeck, Feb. 10, 1705, at Albany. Probably the name then was same as Mueller, or Miller.


Barent, was a master shoemaker in Beverwyck as early as 1659, and died about 1689, when Pieter Vosburgh administered his estate. It is unknown that he left a family. Myndert and Carsten Frederickse, two brothers, were smiths, came from Iveren, hence some of the descendants assumed the name "Van Iveren"; owned house at northwest corner Broadway and State street, Albany. Myndert was the elder of the Lutheran church and Carsten the deacon, in 1680. Myndert was armorer to the fort in 1697; married (first) Catharyn Burchharts (or Burger), New Amsterdam, Aug. 5, 1656; (second) Pietertje Teunise Van Vechten, 1663; had five children living at date of will, 1704; and some of his children took the name Myndertse (later becoming Mynderse), others the name Van Iveren or Van Yveren. Carsten married Tryntje Warner, had four children, who were known by surname Frederickse, later as Fredericks, and died about 1690. Their descendants are to be found mainly in Schenectady and New York City.

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