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

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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. xiv-xvi 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.]


Willem Juriaens (Backer), known also without the surname "Backer," arrived at New Amsterdam on "de Liefde," Dec. 27, 1638; recorded at Rensselaerswyck as a baker. Hendrick Backer (or Baker) was in Rensselaerswyck in 1642; fined 12 guilders, in 1660, for bringing load of hay into the village on Sunday.


Harmen Jacobse, was in Rensselaerswyck in 1656, and had a sloop, "Eikenboom"; shot by an Indian at Esopus in 1658, and buried in New Amsterdam.


Gerrit, was in New Amsterdam before 1655; removed to Rensselaerswyck in 1657, where he resided on south side of State street, three doors east of Pearl st.; died there, Feb. 27, 1691; his son, Evert, born in Albany, Jan. 24, 1665, was 3d Mayor of Albany, Oct. 15, 1695 - Sept. 28, 1696, and 1707-1709.


Thys, arrived at New Amsterdam on the "Arms of Rensselaerswyck," March 4, 1637; a shoemaker; charged at Rensselaerswyck, June 5, 1637.


Jeronimus Janse, married at Beverwyck, April 9, 1684.


Michiel, son of man of same name, was born in Albany, January 21, 1705, the parent evidently living there about 1700.


Harmen, carpenter, first recorded in Rensselaerswyck in 1647; but was in New Netherland as early as Sept. 13, 1639, when he leased a sawmill on Nooten (Governor's) Is.; built house on south side of State st., Rensselaerswyck, in 1650; surveyor, 1667; some consider his last name was Visser or Visscher.


Jan Jurrianse, in 1656, was clerk at Fort Casimir on the Delaware; resided in Greenbush in 1663, and later a schoolmaster in Albany.


Marten, son of Hendrick, and godson of Marten Hendricksen of Fort Orange, came from Hamelwaard, in Duchy of Bremen, in 1638, in the service of Patroon Kiliaen Van Rensselaer; married Susanna Jans, and died previous to June 21, 1677. This branch of family settling in Albany retained the "c" in the name; those in New York did not.


Willem, settled in New Amsterdam.


Dirck (Bensen), came from Groningen, a carpenter, resided a time in Amsterdam, where he married Catalina Berck (or Bercx); arrived at New Amsterdam about 1648; but was resident of Rensselaerswyck as early as 1653, and they had Johannes, Cateryna and Maria, born there, up to July 15, 1659, although he died there, Jan. 6, 1659.


Gysbert Cornelise, came from Breuckelen, near Utrecht; employed on the Hoogeberch farm, hence commonly called "van den Hoogenberch," or "van den Berch," which probably resulted in "Vandenberg." He was charged at Rensselaerswyck with rentals beginning in 1648.


Anneke Jans, came to Rensselaerswyck in 1630, as wife of Roelof Jansen (which see), and married, in 1637 or 1638, Dominie Everhardus Bogardus, or Bogart, minister of Dutch church in New Amsterdam, after whose death, in 1647, she returned to Rensselaerswyck, where she died in her house, northeast corner of State and James street, soon after making her will, when sick, Jan. 29, 1663.


Cornelis Teunis, son of Teunis, lived and died at the homestead at Schoenderwoert, near Leerdam, So. Holland, and when he died, in 1661, his son, Gysbert, was living at Catskill, another son, Cornelis, then in Beverwyck, the latter born at the homestead, came to Rensselaerswyck previous to 1640 and buried in Albany, July 28, 1665; the first son of the latter, named also Cornelis, settled in Coxsackie, and the second son, Jacob, born in 1654, remained in Albany. The name is the same as Bogert, Bogaert and Bogardus, all signifying orchard in Dutch.


Pierre, had a child, Marie, born in Albany in 1686.


Hendrick Lambertse, removed from Albany to Schenectady, previous to massacre there, Feb. 8, 1690.


Francis, a French trader, in Rensselaerswyck in 1654.


Claes, a trader in Rensselaerswyck in 1654.


Joris (Borlingen), Englishman, servant of Cryn Cornelisen, arrived on "den Houttuyn," at New Amsterdam, Aug. 4, 1642, and was recorded at Rensselaerswyck in 1642.


Cornelis Teunise (or Bosch), came to Rensselaerswyck in 1631, as bouwknecht to Cornelis Maase Van Buren.


Willem Frederickse, came from Leyden, arriving on "den Houttuyn," at New Amsterdam, Aug. 4, 1642, and recorded at Rensselaerswyck soon after, as free carpenter; his surname, Bout or Boudt, given after his arrival; made the pulpit (existing in 1911) and other pieces of furniture for the Dutch church, which edifice was the Patroon's storehouse then, converted into house of worship until church was built.


Salomon Frederickse, married Annatje Bratt at Albany, Jan. 1, 1686.


Matthys (or Beaufils), married Catherine Barrois, and had a daughter, Catarina, baptized at Albany, Feb. 12, 1690.


Albert Andriese, came from Frederikstad, in southeast of Norway (hence his designation in America as "Noorman"), sailing on the "Arms of Rensselaerswyck," Oct. 8, 1636; tobacco-planter; aged 29; arrived at New Amsterdam, March 4, 1637, and appeared first at Rensselaerswyck under date Apr. 17, 1637; by contract with the Patroon made Aug. 26, 1636, erected a mill; with him came his brother Arent Andriese, also a tobacco-planter, and leased a farm opposite Beverwyck, May 1, 1658. Arent removed to Schenectady, and Albert's son, Barent, succeeded to the occupation of his father's mill on the Normanskill, 1672. The spelling of the name then was as commonly Bratt as Bradt.


Hendrick, a shoemaker in Beverwyck, had a son, Antony, sufficiently old to marry Catrina Ryckman, Sept. 21, 1692.


Richard (Brigham?), an Englishman, employed by Antony de Hooges, 1645-7, chopping wood, and by Sander Leendertse, in 1646.


Jonathan, from Derington, Eng.; married Catalyntje Bensing (or Bensen ) at Albany, Apr. 23, 1696, and was sheriff of Albany county 1701-03.


Capt. Anthony, was a senior officer and commander of the military at Fort Orange; married Susanna Schrik, May 2, 1681. The name also spelled Brockholst.


Peter, was in New Amsterdam in 1643; leased a lot at Rensselaerswyck, in 1650, paying four beavers per annum, and received permit to erect tavern near house, Sept. 7, 1651, according to the V. R.-Bowier Documents; but according to Pearson was a brewer in Beverwyck as early as 1645, the owner of several house lots, and bought lands at Coxsackie in 1662.


Jacob, received permission to build at Rensselaerswyck in 1649. Philip Hendrickse Brouwer was a brewer of Beverwyck as early as 1655, and became one of the original proprietors of Schenectady, 1662.


Robert, baptized a child, Thomas, at Albany, Dec. 20, 1693.


Christoffel, was father of twins, Cornelis and Michael, baptized at Beverwyck, July 2, 1686.


Jan Hendrickse, dealer in real estate; took oath at Albany, 1678, that he had been a burgher of Beverwyck upwards of twenty years.


Hage, from Smallandt, arrived in New Amsterdam in 1653, and owned a lot at Beverwyck in 1656.


Isaac Hendrickse (or Bogart), married Judie Janse Hoes, and they had a daughter, Alida, baptized at Albany, Sept. 4, 1698.


Joris, came from Hersberg (or Hirschberg), Silesia, on "Arms of Rensselaerswyck," arriving at New Amsterdam, March 4, 1637; went to Rensselaerswyck, as a smith, where recorded May 26, 1637.


Jan, married Hendrikje Damon, and their son, Johannes, was baptized at Albany. Nov. 1, 1685.


Johannes, came from Oldenzeel, Holland; born in 1634; was at Albany in 1665.

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