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Garrit Wolferse van Couwenhoven

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Gerret Wolfersen (Garrit Wolferse) "Garret" van Couwenhoven aka Covenhoven, Cowenhouen, Van Kouwenhoven
Born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Hollandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Flatlands, Or Oyster Bay, Nassau, N.Y.map
Died after in Flatlands, Kings County, Brooklyn, New Amsterdammap
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Contents

Biography

Garrit Wolferse was born in the Netherlands in 1610 and died in New Netherland.[1] He married Aeltje Cool in 1635 at Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York or Flatlands, Kings, New York.[2]

Names

  • Garrit, Garret,[3] Gerret[4]
  • Wolferse, Wolfertson,[3] Wolphertse,[5] Wolfeersen,[4] Wolfersen[5]
  • van Couwenhoven,[6][7] Van Kouwenhoven,[4] Covenhoven, Couenhouen, and other variations, with and without "van"

Birth

  • 1610[3][8]
  • 1610 christening[5]
  • Amersfoort, Ultrecht, Holland[3][8]
  • Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands[9]

Family

He married Altie C. (Cool) Van Kouwenhoven January 24, 1635[10] in Flatlands, or Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York.[9] Aeltje Cornelis Cool was the daughter of Cornelius Lambertse Cool (mother Unknown).[9]

Children

Children of Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven and Aeltje Cornelis Cool[5]

  • Willem Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven(1636-1728)[11]
  • Jan Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven (1639-circa 1714)
  • Neeltje Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven (September 20, 1641-circa 1672)[12]
  • Marretje Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven (April 10, 1644-between 1702 and 1709)

Death

  • Flatlands, Long Island, New York;[3][9] Flatlands, Kings County, New York[5]

1639 Document

On August 22, 1639 1639. Document (MDC:10).[5]

This day, date underwritten, before me Cornelis Van Tienhoven, secretary, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, appeared Wolphert Gerritsen and Gerrit Wolphertsen, as guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool, and at the request of said Lambert Cool, have permitted him to go with his cattle to his brother-in-law Claes Jansen, in order to take up together some plantation or farm, and we the principals in the capacity aforesaid have consented hereto as we are bound in the place of father and mother to promote the above named Lambert Cool's interest and we cannot perceive that he will earn anything, much less prosper so long as he remains with his father, Cornelis Lambertsen. We have therefore considered it advisable to permit him to do something for himself in company aforesaid. Done at Fort Amsterdam the 22 of August 1639.
This is the mark x of Wolphert Gerritsen
This is the mark x of Gerrit Wolphertsen
Maurits Jan and Frerick Lubbertsen ; witnesses

Consent of the guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool for Cool to remove his cattle and take up a farm with his brother-in-law Claes Jansen

"Copied with slight variations from E.B. O'Callaghan's manuscript translation of the original in the New York Colonial MSS., Vol. I, p. 155, which was destroyed in the Capitol fire of March 29, 1911, Albany, October 4, 1933; signed A.J.F. van Laer."

1647 Patent

On March 11, 1647, Gerrit Wolphertson (Van Kouwenhoven) received a patent for "a certain piece of land, gouat the (Ma) Rechawieck, both the maize and woodland, on the marsh of the Gouwanus Kil, between the land of Jacob Stoffelsen and Frederick Lubbertsen, extending from the aforsaid marsh till into the woods, till to the land of said Frederick, till to the land of Andries Huddle, northeast by north, a little northerly, 148 rods: behind through the woods, till to the land of the aforesaid Jacob Stoffelsen, southeast by east 80 rods next to the land of Jacob Stoffelsen aforesaid, till to the aforsaid marsh, southwest a little westerly 165 rods, along the marsh to the place of beginning 60 rods, with an oblique outpoint: amounting in all to 29 morgens, 341 rods." Pattents, GG, 172

This plot evidently fronted on the main road leading from Flatbush, through the village of Breuckelen, which was located at this point, to "the Ferry," and is included in lands marked as G. Martense's on Butt's map. Wolphertsen sold this property to Nicholas Jans, baker, of New York.[5]

Sources

  1. Erik Rasmussen had death as January 24, 1635 in Flatlands, Kings County, Brooklyn, New Amsterdam; most others have 1645; 1647 patent shows he was alive at that time.
  2. information attached to Cool-48 at time of merge on April 7, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Source: #S189, O'Bryan extended Family tree.FTW, from Van Couwenhoven-23
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 attributed to David Conover in Van Couwenhoven-23
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 from Van couwenhoven-6, but possibly from Conover website
  6. Couwenhoven was a farm or estate about 4 miles north-west from Amersfoort, in the province of Utrecht (Holland), according to a Columbia.edu library reference
  7. see the G2G discussion that led to the decision to use "van Couwenhoven" as the final WikiTree ID
  8. 8.0 8.1 general agreement
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 from Van couwenhoven-6
  10. source not noted
  11. Willem G. Couwenhoven, from Van couwenhoven-6
  12. Neeltje (Van Couwenhoven) Schenck included in van Couwenhoven-36 as of March 5, 2014
  13. based on patent of that date
  • Ancestral File Number 8VPS-2V[3]
  • Elmer Leonard Hauser Genealogy[14]
  • William Howard Hauser Genealogy[14]
  • Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven[14]
  • ancestray.com RootsWeb's WorldConnect[14]
  • The WikiTree profile Van Couwenhoven-23 was created through the import of O'Bryan Family tree.ged on Sept. 6, 2011 by Tim Tropeck.
  • The WikiTree profile Van couwenhoven-6 was created through the import of small2.ged on 30 November 2010. The gedcom included the user ID: 48ED6E5D901C11D5A71E0000E81DF0327E4E, "FSFTID" KFPV-Y3Z, and Reference: 7944.
  • The WikiTree profile VanCouwenhoven-2 was created through the import of Sheppard_Duncan_Bickham_Stroud.ged on 01 February 2011. Source given was Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members).
  • The WikiTree profile VanCouwenhoven-3 was created through the import of Sheppard_Duncan_Bickham_Stroud.ged on 01 February 2011. Source given was Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members).
  • The WikiTree profile Vankouenhoven-1 was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011. Source was apparently LDS, as the gedcom included the Ancestral File Number: 1G68-SC4. It also included the following:
    • Garret Gerrit Wolferse Vankouenhoven
    • Born 1610 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Holland
    • Son of Wolfert Gerretson G. Van couwenhoven and Neeltgen (Jacobsdochter) Van Kouwenhoven
    • Husband of Altie Cornelia Strothoff — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    • Husband of Aeltje CORNELIUS Cool — married 1635 in Flatlands, Kings, New York
    • [children unknown]
    • Died 1645 in New Amsterdam, Kings, New York
    • Burial: 1645, New York
  • The WikiTree profile Van couvenhoven-2 was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011. Source was apparently LDS - Ancestral File Number: Z7G4-LK. The gedcom also included the user ID: AECEBC1B1922234AA0A3111A6CF68D98F0D4
  • The WikiTree profile Cowenhoven-12 was entered May 28, 2012 by W. Vasile. It included the following source:
    • New York Gen. & Biog. Record vol. 70 p. 353
  • The WikiTree profile for Van couwenhoven-8 was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011. It included the user ID: 838F1C819FA009428C95BE7FBAB0556EC418. Data field at time of merge had the following:
    • Died January 24, 1635 in Flatlands, Long Island, NY (comment added on March 19, 2014, by Steven Mix: This variant (8) prior to merge shows alternative death: Died January 24, 1635 in Flatlands, Long Island, NY. But patent proves he died after 1647. but Jan 24 date may still be relevant.)
  • The WikiTree profile Van couwenhoven-15 was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011. The gedcom included the user ID: 236D52F02CB10F4FB0DD2E3A71AA431A7A6A and Ancestral File Number: 8VPS-N0.
  • The WikiTree profile Van kouwenhoven-2 was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011. It included Ancestral File Number: 1G68-QF6 and user ID: 37E7A6B10FF96E4E8ACBD7247173565E213D
  • The WikiTree profile Vancouwenhoven-6 was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011. Source was apparently LDS, as it included Ancestral File Number: Z7G4-VX. It also included the User ID: B35A3A44D651654E83CEA7652898FEB83802.
  • The WikiTree profile VanKouwenhoven-6 for Gerretse VanKouwenhoven (1610-1645) was entered by Lisa Littell, Friday, January 10, 2014.
  • The WikiTree profile Couwenhoven-31 was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011. It included the user ID: 032ABDA356409F4CA022B1F40E7EB8490230 and Ancestral File Number: Z7G4-NW. Data fields pre-merge (April 7, 2014) were:
    • Gerret Wolfersen Couwenhoven
    • Born 1610 [location unknown]
    • Son of Wolphert Gerritse Van Couwenhoven and Neeltgen (Jacobsdochter) Van Couwenhoven
    • Brother of Peter VanCouwenhoven, Jacob Wolphertsen Van couwenhoven, Gerretse VanKouwenhoven, Garrit Wolferse van Couwenhoven, Gerret W. Van Kouwenhoven, Jacob Wolfert Vancouwenhoven, Jacob Couwenhoven, Pieter Wolphertsen Van couwenhoven, Pieter Van Kouwenhoven, Pieter W. Van Kouwenhoven, Pieter Couwenhoven and Jacob W. Van Kouwenhoven
    • Husband of Aeltje CORNELIUS Cool — married [date unknown] in Flatlands, Long Island, New York (profile text had following "Marriage" entry)
    • Marriage
User ID: 827BA7631C67EA41862D1DC1844AF9717ED7
Husband: Gerret Wolfersen Couwenhoven
Wife: Aeltje CORNELIUS Cool
Marriage:
Date: ABT 1635 (could not parse date out of ABT 1635)
Place: Flatlands, Long Island, New York
    • [children unknown]
    • Died [date unknown] [location unknown]


Why van Couwenhoven-36 as the WikiTree ID?

See this G2G post.
-36 is the lowest-numbered WikiTree profile using van Couwenhoven for this person.
Noland-165 01:00, 21 March 2014







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Collaboration

On June 28, 2014 Liz Shifflett wrote:

VanKouwenhoven-6 and Van Couwenhoven-36 appear to represent the same person because: they were in an unmerged match & the New Netherland Settlers Approval System (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:New_Netherland_Settlers_-_Approval_System) now has them marked "Green" (NNS Category) and "Orange" (Merge Pending), indicating that the two are ready to be merged. Thanks!


On March 30, 2014 Liz Shifflett wrote:

variant (12) is Van_Kouwenhoven-12


On March 19, 2014 Steven Mix wrote:

This variant (8) prior to merge shows alternative death:

Died January 24, 1635 in Flatlands, Long Island, NY

But patent proves he died after 1647. but Jan 24 date may still be relevant.


On March 18, 2014 Steven Mix wrote:

This variant (12) prior to merge has alternative date:

Died January 5, 1645 in Flatlands, Kings County, New York United States

but patent shows he was alive after 1647. But the Jan 5 date may still be relevant.