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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. xxxiii-xxxv 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.]


Aert Pieterse, was born at Etten, in Breda, Brabant, resident of Beverwyck in 1660.


Juriaan Teunise, alias Glasemaecker, was innkeeper at Beverwyck, 1654-77, and large dealer in real estate there; married Wybrecht Jacobse Dochter, and they made joint will, 1661.


Willem, arrived at New Amsterdam in 1639, and was sent as a corporal to Fort Orange by Gov. Kieft; was promoted to be "wachtmeester" of the fort, residing at Fort Orange, Beverwyck and Albany from 1639 to 1692, when he removed to New York, where he died in 1701; was one of the earliest proprietors of Schenectady, 1662, and mentioned as one of the five patentees in first patent of the town, 1684: married (1st) Margaret Donchesen; (2nd) Maria Varleth, widow of Paulus Schrick, in 1664. One of his nine children, Andries, born in 1642, was merchant; married Sophia Van Cortlandt, New York, May 6, 1671, whither he removed, and died Dec. 16, 1702.

Ten Broeck

Dirck Wesselse, son of Wessel Ten Broeck of Munster, Westphalia, was born Dec. 18, 1638, and was employed at Beverwyck by Pieter Van Alen as early as 1662; became a trader, exporting as many as 5,000 skins yearly; appointed commissary by Gov. Andros, 1676; Indian commissioner for thirty years; a major of militia, 1691; deacon, 1673; alderman, 1686: first recorder of Albany from date of Charter, July 22, 1686 to 1696; member of first Assembly, 1601, and of four subsequent sessions; appointed 4th Mayor of Albany by Gov. Benj. Fletcher, serving 1696-98; bought tract of 1,800 acres on Roelof Jansen's kil, in Claverack, Columbia county, from Robert Livingston, Oct. 26, 1694, where he had his "bouwerie" and erected mansion, and died there, Sept. 13, 1717; married Christina Cornelise Van Buren at Albany, 1663, in which year, following the death of Anneke Jans, he bought her house at northeast cor. State and James sts., Albany.

Ten Eyck

Coenraad, was a tanner and shoemaker, residing in New Amsterdam; his son, Jacob Coenraetse, born there, removed to Albany, where he was a shoemaker; married Geertje Coeymans, and they had a son, Coenraedt, born Albany, Apr. 9, 1678, a silversmith, who married Geertje Van Schaick, Albany, Sept. 24, 1704, and they had a son, Jacob Coenraedt, born, Albany, Apr. 21, 1705, who was appointed 22nd Mayor of Albany by Gov. Geo. Clinton, serving Oct. 1, 1748-Oct. 14,1750; Indian commissioner, 1752-54; Committee of Safety, 1775; Judge of Court of Common Pleas; married Catharyna Cuyler, Albany, Aug. 1, 1736, and died, Albany, Sept. 9, 1793.


Cornelis, came from Meerkerck, Province of South Holland, arriving at New Amsterdam on "den Soutberg," April, 1633, being then 20 years of age; engaged in cutting and hauling timber at Rensselaerswyck. Cornelis Teunisen came from Westbroeck, in Utrecht, on the "Arms of Rensselaerswyck," arriving at New Amsterdam, March 4, 1637; shoemaker; began service at Rensselaerswyck, Apr. 8, 1637; magistrate of Fort Orange prior to Aug. 19, 1662: granted use of garden between first and second creeks, Apr. 1, 1650. Jacob Teunisen was a tailor at Rensselaerswyck before 1649. Jan Teunisen came from Leyden on "den Coninck David," arriving at New Amsterdam, Nov. 29, 1641; was a carpenter at Rensselaerswyck in 1642. Jannetje Teunisen arrived on "den Coninck David," and was recorded at Rensselaerswyck before Nov. 6, 1642; but married Dirck Janse Croon at New Amsterdam, Dec. 22, 1641. Juriaen Teunisen, often mentioned as Juriaen de Glasmaecker, also signing his name "Jure Jan tunsen Tappen" or "van Tappen"; granted a lot at Rensselaerswyck, Jan. 25, 1652; kept a tavern, in 1659. Pieter Teunisen came from Brunswick, Ger., and was first recorded at Rensselaerswyck, March 28, 1648, when he removed to Catskill. Teunis Teunisen came from Loenen, Utrecht, on "den Houttuyn," arriving at New Amsterdam, Aug. 4, 1642; a mason; constructed chimney in Van der Donck's house in 1642; contracted to build a brick house for Jeremias Van Rensselaer, Sept 8, 1659. The above includes all those who wrote their name indicative of being the son of Teunis, — such as Teunis, Teunise, Teunisen or Teunisz, and sometimes in the form Theunis. Barent Thonisen (writing it "Thonisz") came from Hellesund, on south coast of Norway, sailing on "d'Eendracht" ("The Unity"), from the Texel, July, 1631; engaged to erect sawmill for the Patroon at Rensselaerswyck.


The early arrivals wrote their names Thomase, Thomasen, Tomase or Tomasen, therefore all were properly known by the same form, "Thomasen," which appears in most records, meaning a son of Thomas. Cornelis Thomasen came from Rotterdam, with his wife, on the "Arms of Rensselaerswyck," arriving at New Amsterdam, March 4, 1637, a smith, was stabbed to death by his helper, Dec. 8, 1636, at Rensselaerswyck. Jan Thomasen was first recorded at Rensselaerswyck in 1644, as servant of Adriaen Van der Donck; joint lessee of farm on Papscanee Island, 1653-8. Paulus Thomasen testified at Rensselaerswyck, Feb. 1, 1652, that he had removed to Catskill.


Willem Abrahamse, removed from Albany to Schenectady and then into Dutchess county; married Neeltje Swart, and they had a child, Ariaantje, baptised, Albany, Aug. 2, 1685.


Jan, was a resident of Greenbush (Rensselaer), N. Y., in 1671.


Jan Cornelise, came probably from Leyden, arriving on "den Harinck" ("The Herring"), at New Amsterdam, July 7, 1639; tobacco-planter and master carpenter; was employed that year at Rensselaerswyck, and engaged by the Patroon to build a church, July 18, 1641.


Isaac, had a child, Willem, baptised at Albany, May 23, 1686.


Anthony, a trader of Beverwyck as early as 1661; secretary of Rensselaerswyck; married widow of Dedrick Van Hamel.


Carel Hansen, arrived early in Albany and among the first to remove to Schenectady, settling near Hoffman's Ferry; owned Cuyler's flat, Cambefort flat, seventh flat and Maalwyck, and in 1712 had house on Union st., Schenectady; married Lysbet Rinckhout of Albany, and their first child, Neeltje, baptised there, June 20, 1686.


Jacob, had child, Rutger, baptised at Albany, Apr. 17, 1687. Cornelise Tomase had child, Agniet, baptised at Albany, Apr. 10, 1687.


Johannes, was probably in Albany before 1700, where he married Aagie Winne, and they had a child, Willem, baptised there, Jan. 8, 1706.


Philip, same family name as Truax, and a corruption both in spelling and pronunciation of De Trieux; was an early settler in New Amsterdam, where he was court messenger; oldest child, Isaac, baptised there, Dec. 7, 1645, removed from Albany to Schenectady, where he married Maria Willemse Brouwer, and descendants living there in 1910.


Jan, came from Franicker, Province of Friesland, on "d'Eendracht" ("The Unity"), sailing from the Texel, July, 1631; was farm worker soon after in Rensselaerswyck.


Jacobus (or James), resident of Albany probably before 1700, where he was high sheriff of Albany county in 1703; but later removed to Kinderhook; married Catharina Van Benthuysen at Albany (who died Feb. 4, 1705), they having had eight children born at Albany up to July 21, 1700.


William, was born in England, and probably resided in Albany before 1700, where he married Abigail Bogart, Nov. 7, 1702, thereafter removing to Kinderhook.


Reynier, came from Edam, Province of North Holland, on the "Arms of Rensselaerswyck," arriving at New Amsterdam, March 4, 1637, and recorded in Rensselaerswyck, May 7, 1637.


Cornelis, probably resided at Albany before 1700, although in later life in Niskayuna, marrying Maritje Ysbrantse, who made her will in 1713, and their first child, Tymen, bap. Dec. 13, 1691; their second child, Eldert Cornelis, residing in Niskayuna and marrying Hester Visscher, Nov. 7, 1709.

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