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Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles:
Chapter VI: Family of Lucas Jacobse Schermerhorn

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[This information is from pp. 391-392 of Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles by Richard Schermerhorn, Jr. (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Publisher, 1914).]

Second Generation


LUCAS J., son of (1) Jacob Janse Schermerhorn and Jannetie Egmont; b. about 1675; m. ELIZABETH DAMEN; bp. Sept. 20, 1676; dau. of Jan Cornelius Damen.


Lucas J. Schermerhorn was the youngest child of Jacob Janse Schermerhorn and was but a youth at the time of his father's death. He was carefully looked after by his eldest brother Ryer, who provided in his will, dated Apr. 5, 1717, that (in connection with his lands "in the Raritans in East Jersey") Lucas "shall enjoy the same for six years, at the annual rent of one pepper corn," and Ryer also left to his brother Lucas "all my cattle on said land." What the movements of Lucas were, previous to 1708, can only be conjectured. As two of his children were born in New York and two in Kingston, it would seem as if his business enterprises, whatever they were, required his moving about. It is quite likely he was engaged during this period with his brothers, Cornelius and Simon, in conducting a shipping business between Albany and New York, thus following to some extent in the footsteps of his father. At the death of his brother, Ryer, he moved to New Jersey, if, indeed, he had not been residing there previously. The children of his daughters were baptized in the Reformed Church at Harlington, N. J. There is no record of any descent in the male line.

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