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First Two Generations of the Van Voorhees in America


Steven Coerts (Coerte) (Coerten) Van Voorhees

Born: 1600 at the Farm of Voorhees in the Province of Drenthe, the Netherlands
Emigrated: 1660 with second wife, children (except Marchien), and son-in-law Jan Kiers to Nieuw Amersfoort
Died: 16 February 1684
Married: Aeltje Wessels

Aeltje Wessels

Born: unknown
Died: was alive in 1642, probably died soon thereafter
Married: probably 1648-49, Willemtje Roelofs Seuberinge
Born: 1619 in the Netherlands
Died: 1690

Children of Steven Coerts and Aeltje Wessels

1. Coert (Koert) Stevense (Stevensen) Van Voorhees

Born: 1638 in the Netherlands
Died: unknown, was living 20 June 1699
Married: date unknown, Marretje Gerretse (Van Couvenhoven)

Marretje Gerretse (Van Couvenhoven)

Baptized: 10 April 1644 at Nieuw Amsterdam
Died: between 1702 and 1709

2. Wessel

Baptized: 25 September 1640 in the Netherlands
Died: unknown, buried 14 January 1641

3. Marchien (Merghin) Stevense (Van Voorhees)

Born: unknown, probably around 1640, in the Netherlands
Died: unknown, perhaps 28 October 1702 in the Netherlands (she did not emigrate)
Married: 14 December 1664, Roelof Oostinge
Married: perhaps Remmelt Willemse

4. Hendrickje Stevense (Stevens) (Van Voorhees)

Born: around 1640 in the Netherlands
Died: unknown, probably predeceased husband
Married: date unknown, Jan Kiers (Kiersen) (Kierz) in the Netherlands

Jan Kiers (Kiersen) (Kierz)

Born: unknown, in the Netherlands
Died: unknown, will dated 4 August 1705 and probated 3 September 1705

Children of Steven Coerts and Willemtje Roelofs Seuberinge

1. Lucas Stevense Van Voorhees

[Should not be confused with Lucas Stevensen, a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of New York City at that time.]

Born: perhaps 1650, in the Netherlands
Died: unknown, was alive on 28 December 1724
Married: date unknown, Catherine Hansen

Catherine Hansen

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Married: 26 January 1689, Jannetje Minnes

Jannetje Minnes

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Married: Lucas did not marry a third time as thought by some (i.e., to Catherine Van Dyk)

2. Jan Stevense (Jan Stevenson) Van Voorhees

Born: unknown, in the Netherlands
Died: unknown, will dated 3 January 1723 and probated 20 November 1735
Married: 17 March 1678, Cornelia Reinier Wizzelpenning (sister of Helletje)

Cornelia Reinier Wizzelpenning

Born: unknown
Died: about 1680
Married: about 1681, Femmetje Aukes

Femmetje Aukes

Baptized: 12 March 1662 at Brooklyn
Died: unknown

3. Albert Stevense Van Voorhees

Born: unknown, in the Netherlands
Died: was alive on 14 May 1727
Married: 24 April 1681, Helletje Reinier Wizzelpenning (sister of Cornelia)

Helletje Reinier Wizzelpenning

Born: unknown
Died: about 1691
Married: date unknown, Elena Vander Schure

Elena Vander Schure

Baptized: 23 October 1667 in Nieuw Amsterdam
Died: unknown

4. Aeltje Stevense (Van Voorhees)

Born: unknown, in the Netherlands
Died: unknown
Married: Barent Jurjansen Ryder

Barent Jurjansen Ryder

Born: unknown, emigrated to Nieuw Amsterdam in 1658
Died: unknown, was alive on 7 October 1707

5. Jannetje (Jantje) Stevense (Van Voorhees)

Born: unknown, in the Netherlands
Died: unknown, but prior to second marriage of second husband on 19 September 1709
Married: date unknown, Jan Martense Schenck

Jan Martense Schenck

Born: unknown, emigrated from the Netherlands in 1650
Died: unknown, will dated 28 January 1688(69), proved 5 July 1694
Married: 29 February 1690, Alexander Simpson

6. Hendrickje Stevense (Van Voorhees)

[There are definitely two daughters with the name of Hendrickje.]

Born: unknown, in the Netherlands
Died: around 1692-93 when husband married second wife
Married: around 1676, Albert Albertsz Terhuyne

Albert Albertsz Terhuyne

Baptised: 13 August 1651 at Flatbush
Died: unknown, between 7 February 1707(08) and 20 September 1709

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