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Johannes (Montagne) de la Montagne

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Jean Mousnier [uncertain] (Johannes) "Jean, Jehan" de la Montagne formerly Montagne aka Montanus, la Montagne
Born about in Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, Francemap
Husband of — married in Walloon Church, Leyden, Netherlands, Hollandmap
Husband of — married in New Amsterdam, NYmap
Died in Cleverack, Albany, New York, United Statesmap
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Contents

Biography

An interesting discussion of Johannes can be found at the Society of the Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne.

Name

Name: Jean Mousnier /De La Montagne/[1][2][3][4][5]
Name: Johannes /De La Montagne/[6]
Name: Jean Mous /De La Montagne/[7]

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Jean Mousnier /De La Montagne/.

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1595
Place: Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France[8][9][10][11]
Birth:
Date: 1595
Place: Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France[12]
Birth:
Date: 1593
Place: France[13]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 1595

Event

Event:
Type: Arrival
Date: 1623
Place: New Netherland[14]
Event:
Type: Arrival
Date: 1621
Place: Virginia, USA[15]

Death

Death:
Date: 1670
Place: Cleverack, Albany, New York, USA[16][17]
Death:
Date: MAY 1670
Place: Albany, Albany, New York, USA[18]
Death:
Date: 13 MAY 1672
Place: Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands[19]

Found multiple copies of DEAT DATE. Using 1670Array

Note

Note: @N2752@
@N2752@ NOTEGiven Name: Jean"Johannes" Mousnier de
Surname: la Montagne
Sex: M
Birth: 1595 in Saintes, Saintogne, France
Death: 1670 in Claverack, New York
Note:
Custom Field:<_FA#> he was a Physician

He was a Native of Saintonge, on the west coast of France. He accompanied Jesse De Forest,the leader of the Huguenot community in Leyden, to the Amazon River and the coast of Guiana in 1623, one of a party of eleven Huguenot men looking for a site to establish a Huguenot colony.

He returned to Leyden on the "BLACK EAGLE" late in 1625, bringing with him the journal and maps of the exploration party with the sad news that Jesse De Forest had died on October 22, 1624 in Guiana.

In 1628, Jean De La Montagne left with his young bride on the "FORTUYN" for the island of Tobago,a Dutch possession in the Windward Islands, northwest of Guiana. His wife returned to Leyden in 1631, supposedly enfeebled by the climate of the Caribbean Isle. Her husband probably returned to Leyden in 1633 and appears on the register of the University of Leyden for the third time in 1636.

On September 25, 1636, he sailed for America for the third time, this time with his wife and three children, on the ship "RENSSELAERWYCK", owned by the patroon Kiliaen Van Resselaer and by the De Forest family, whose leader was now Rachel's uncle Gerard De Forest. The De Forest group on the ship consisted of Rachel's brothers Henry and Isaac, as well as the De La Montagne family. Another child, Maria, was born to Rachel at sea, before the ship reached New Amsterdam on March 5,1637.

In the New Netherlands, Jean De La Montagne was generally referred to as Doctor Johannes De La Montagne. His excellent education and high natural abilities enabled him to take and important place in the community. On Manhattan, he set up business as a physician and as a chandler. Henry De Forest died soon after arrival, and Dr. Montagne was forced to take charge of the De Forest tobacco plantation in mid-Manhattan. Eventually, Dr. Montagne assumed the proprietorship of the property, living on it with his family and producing a profitable crop of tobacco. The farm, called "Vrendendahl", included much of the upper half of what is now Central Park in New York City. He was driven off the land by Indians and lived thereafter near the fort at New Amsterdam. He was the offical surgeon of New Amsterdam, Frist Councillor (continuously from: 1638-1656) for both Director Kieft and Director Stuyvesant, military commander of the troops on Manhattan Island 1640-1656, and a member of several peace commissions with the Indians.

Dr. Montagne was appointed Vice-Director of the colony from 1656-1664, with special responsibility for Fort Orange (Albany) and the Dutch settlement at Beverwyck. This made Dr. Montagne the chief administrator for a large area, including all the Dutch and Huguenot settlements in the Hudson valley.

With the English take-over of the colony in 1664, Dr. Montagne dropped out of offical records, as an official of the Dutch West Indies Company, he had to resign as Vice-Director. He did sign a loyalty oath to the new British government and it is believed that he accompanied Peter Stuyvesant back to Holland in 1665 to defend the surrender of the colony. It is assumed that he returned to New York in 1668 like Peter Stuyesant. It also assumed that he died in Claverack, New York in 1670 because his son, Jean dropped the use of Junior that year.

Sources

  • Source: S-2142475756: Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members).[20]

Source Notes

  1.  : Source: #S1
    Page: 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files were combined tocreate this source citation.
  2.  : Source: #S36
    Page: Source number: 183.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number ofPages: 1; Submitter Code: JLM.
    Data:
    Text: Name: Jean Mous De La Montagne Birth Date: 1593 Birth Place: Fr
  3.  : Source: #S2
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Jean Mous De La Montagne
  4.  : Source: #S3
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Jean Mousnier De La Montagne
  5.  : Source: #S43
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Agnietje Ten Waert
  6.  : Source: #S3
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Rachel De Forest
  7.  : Source: #S43
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Agnietje Ten Waert
  8.  : Source: #S36
    Page: Source number: 183.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number ofPages: 1; Submitter Code: JLM.
    Data:
    Text: Name: Jean Mous De La Montagne Birth Date: 1593 Birth Place: Fr
  9.  : Source: #S3
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Rachel De Forest
  10.  : Source: #S2
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Jean Mous De La Montagne
  11.  : Source: #S43
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Agnietje Ten Waert
  12.  : Source: #S3
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Jean Mousnier De La Montagne
  13.  : Source: #S43
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Agnietje Ten Waert
  14.  : Source: #S43
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Agnietje Ten Waert
  15.  : Source: #S43
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Agnietje Ten Waert
  16.  : Source: #S3
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Rachel De Forest
  17.  : Source: #S3
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Jean Mousnier De La Montagne
  18.  : Source: #S43
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Agnietje Ten Waert
  19.  : Source: #S43
    Page: Database online.
    Data:
    Text: Record for Agnietje Ten Waert
  20. from DeLaMontagne-12

Acknowledgements

  • The WikiTree profile Montagne-1 was created through the import of Rodney Timbrook Ancestors and Relatives_2010-09-10.ged on 10 September 2010. The information given in the biography is from that profile as of April 9, 2014.
  • The WikiTree profile DeLaMontagne-12 was created through the import of Mulkerin Family History Site.ged on Dec 15, 2011 by Samantha Mulkerin.

Why Montagne-1?

  • Determined prior to March 2014 based on conventions for European Aristicrats (guidelines for that project say not to include prepositional prefixes - e.g., de la - in the LNAB field.







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