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

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[This information is from Vol. IV, p. xxviii 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.]


Gerrit Willemse, came to Beverwyck in 1631.


Jan Janse (Oothoet), brewer in Greenbush (Rensselaer), N. Y., came to Albany as early as 1665, and had children Hendrick, Johannes, Adriaen, Mayke, Antje and Jannetje, when he made will, March 13, 1688. The son, Hendrick, was a surveyor of Albany in 1700, and married Caatje Volckertse Douw, Albany, Apr. 30, 1684. The son, Johannes, married Aeltje Evertse, Albany, May 5, 1689. The son, Adriaen, married Lammertje Loockermans, Albany, Nov. 3, 1700. Similar to the name "Ootland," which was also used then.


Robert, was in Albany before 1671, for on May 31st, he and his wife, Jannetje Donckertse, conveyed land at Kinderhook to Lourens Van Alen and others.


Pieter, lived in Albany about 1700, or earlier; married Rachel Dingmans, and they had son, Petrus, baptised in Albany, Feb. 6, 1709. Arent Ostrander married Gertrude Van Bloemendaal, and had son, Petrus, baptised in Albany, Oct. 7, 1711.


Helmer, came from Isens (Essen?) was a baker in Beverwyck, 1663-1676, when he died; married Ariaantje Arentse Bratt; conveyed his lot on north corner of Pearl and State sts., Albany, to Dominie Nicolaas Van Rensselaer, in 1675.


Aert, was living at Bethlehem in 1649, Albany co., on arrival was known simply as Aert Aerntse van Otterspoor, a place in Utrecht.


Jan Janse, a cooper in Beverwyck as early as 1664; resided on north side of State st., in 1692. Johannes Ouderkerk married Neeltje Claase, widow of Hendrick Gardenier, at Albany, May 20, 1695. Isaac Ouderkerk was living in Albany when he married Mayke Van Nes, May 3, 1696; at Kinderhook, in 1709, and at Half-Moon, in 1720.


Owen, might have been in Albany before 1700, as he married Maria Wendell there, June 10, 1704. His name written also "Oyje." and "Oyjens"; "geboren tot Cork in Ierlandt."

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