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Gerret Wolfertse van Couwenhoven (abt. 1610 - aft. 1647)

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Gerret Wolfertse "Garret, Garrit, Gerrit" van Couwenhoven aka Wolfersen, Wolferse, Covenhoven, Cowenhouen, Van Kouwenhoven
Born about in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlandsmap
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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Biography

Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven , also known as Gerret Wolphertse van Kouwenhoven, Garret Wolfert Van Couwenhoven , Gerret Kouwenhoven , son of Wolphert Gerritse Van Couwenhoven and Neeltgen Jacobsdochter, he was born c 1610 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, the Netherlands and he died in New Netherland.[1] He married Aeltje Cornelis Cool, daughter of Cornelius Lambertse Cool and (Unknown) (Unknown), 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]
  • Birth: Date: 1610 Place: Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Name: Gerret W Couwenhoven Gender: Male Birth Place: Hl Birth Year: 1610 Spouse Name: Aeltie Cornelis Cool Marriage State: of NY [10]
  • 1610 Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands. [11][12]

Family

He married Altie Cornelis (Cool) Van Kouwenhoven January 24, 1635[13] in Flatlands, or Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York.[9] Aeltje Cornelis Cool was the daughter of Cornelius Lambertse Cool (mother Unknown).[9]
Husband: Gerret Wolfersen Couwenhoven
Wife: Aeltje Cornelius Cool
Marriage: Date: Abt 1635 Place: Flatlands, Long Island, New York

Children

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

  1. Willem Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven(1636-1728)[14]
  2. Jan Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven (1639-circa 1714)
  3. Neeltje Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven (September 20, 1641-circa 1672)[15]
  4. Marretje Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven (April 10, 1644-between 1702 and 1709) [16][17]

Death

  • Flatlands, Long Island, New York;[3][9] Flatlands, Kings County, New York[5]
  • Died January 24, 1635 in Flatlands, Long Island, NY[19][20]
  • Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven died circa 1648 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York; Was probably after patent issued. [Incorrect assumption, the patent was posthumously awarded. - Alex Moes] [21]
  • Name Garret Wolfertse van Covenhoven Birth Date 1610 Birth Place Amersfoort, Nederland Death Date 5 Jan 1645 Death Place Flatlands, Long Island, New York Death Age 35 [22]
  • Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven died circa 1648 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York; Was probably after patent issued.
24 JAN 1645. Flatlands, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA. [23][24]

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]

Records, deeds, patents

On August 22, 1639. On March 11, 1647, Gerrit Wolphertson (Van Kouwenhoven) [posthumously] 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 aforesaid 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." [25]

Sources

  • Source: Concerning the Van Bunschoten or Van Benschoten Family in America: A Genealogy and Brief History, Second Edition, by William Henry Van Benschoten (West Park on Hudson, New York, 1907) p. 69.
  • Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ancestral File Number 8VPS-2V[3]
  • Source: FamilySearch[26]
  • Source: Elmer Leonard Hauser Genealogy[26]- Source: William Howard Hauser Genealogy[26]
  • Source: Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven[26]
  • Source: ancestray.com RootsWeb's WorldConnect[26]
  • Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Ancestral File Number: Z7G4-LK; Ancestral File Number: 8VPS-N0. Ancestral File Number: 1G68-QF6; Ancestral File Number: Z7G4-VX. Ancestral File Number: Z7G4-NW.
  • Source: New York Gen. & Biog. Record vol. 70 p. 353
  • "Scannell New Jersey's First Citizens", p. 99, Retrieved 25 Oct 2009.
  • "Wolfert Gerritsen Van Couwenhoven and the Founding of New York," Journal of Long Island History 15:5–22, by Morton Wagman, 1979.
  • Rhinebeck Lutheran Church Records, Rhinebeck, NJ and Tombstone Records of Cazenovia Cemetery, NY
  • "Keeping Up With The Joneses", Jones NY History, Retrieved 25 Oct 2009.
  • "First Record Book", Society of the Daughters of Holland Dames, p. 103, Retrieved 25 Oct 2009.
  • "Manhattan 1624–1639", p. 5, Retrieved 25 Oct 2009.
  • "Conover Family", p. 7, Retrieved 25 Oct 2009.
  • 'Hollanders who helped build America'. Bernard Hubertus Maria Vlekke, Henry Beets. American Biographical Company, 1942. p. 196
  • "Leaves From The Tree", p. 336, Retrieved 25 Oct 2009.
  • Source: S165 Heritage Consulting, Millennium File (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;) The Millennium File
  • Source: S186 Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;) Find A Grave
  • Source: S196 Ancestry.com, Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;) GenealogieOnline
  • Source: S197 Ancestry.com, Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;) Find A Grave
  • Source: S40 Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Births (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2001;) Repository: #R3 Repository: R3 Ancestry.Com
  • Source: S942 Ancestry.com, U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;) Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Source Notes

  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 3.6 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 4miles 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 9.5 from Van couwenhoven-6
  10. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Source number: 3291.013; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 19 Number Pages: 19
  11. Source: #S40
  12. Source: #S196 , Source: #S186,Source: #S197, Source: #S165
  13. source not noted
  14. Willem G. Couwenhoven, from Van couwenhoven-6
  15. Neeltje (Van Couwenhoven) Schenck included in van Couwenhoven-36 as of March 5, 2014
  16. Source: [ http://www.conovergenealogy.com/ancestor-p/ p218.htm#i275 Conover Genealogy]
  17. Source:marylouisecline/mlcg11.htm#4668 Taylor Wilson Genealogy
  18. based on patent of that date
  19. (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.)
  20. 9-2- 2016 merged duplicate had death date 24 January , 1645
  21. Geni.com Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven
  22. Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015
  23. Source: #S196 , Source: #S186 , Source: #S197
  24. Source: #S165
  25. Pattents, GG, 172
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 from Van Kouwenhoven-12

Acknowledgments

  • The WikiTree profile Van Couwenhoven-18 was created May 11, 2011 by Erik Rasmussen.
  • 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.
  • 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 Van Kouwenhoven-12 was entered by William Hauser.
  • 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.
  • 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. : User ID: 827BA7631C67EA41862D1DC1844AF9717ED7
  • Garret Vankouenhoven as remembered by Mitchell Watson, Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
  • Van Couwenhoven-40 was created by Cole Aubrey through the import of aubrey-2 (2).ged on Jul 7, 2014.
  • Van Kouwenhoven-22 was created by Robert Tomasko through the import of Tomasko Family Tree.ged on Jun 1, 2014.
  • Couwenhoven-82 was created by Catherine Deiley through the import of Deiley Family Tree.ged on Sep 30, 2014.

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 21 Jan 2016 at 23:56 GMT Terry Mandeville wrote:

Van Couwenhoven-61 and Van Couwenhoven-36 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be the same person. Please examine documentation and decide if they can be merged or not. Thank you.

On 16 Jan 2016 at 02:27 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

removed marriage wrong wife Neeltje Jans Dau, she very likely was just attached to the wrong spouse, and was supposed to be the wife Neeltje Jacobs (or Jans) of Wolfert Gerrits van Kouwenhoven so proposed a merge for them.

On 16 Jan 2016 at 01:14 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

William Hauser, this photo that you added of William Kouwenhoven obviously does not belong here.

Can you find the correct 19th century profile instead, and add it there?

On 16 Apr 2015 at 17:01 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Van Kouwenhoven-22 and Van Couwenhoven-36 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge into the NNS PPP. No tree conflicts. Thanks!

On 5 Jan 2015 at 05:55 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Van Couwenhoven-40 and Van Couwenhoven-36 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. These matches have been reviewed by the New Netherland Settlers Merge Approval System, and the "Green" destination NNS profile is protected as PPP, and the "Merge Pending" profile is now ready and able to be merged into it. Thanks!

On 5 Jan 2015 at 05:50 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Vankouenhoven-2 and Van Couwenhoven-36 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. These matches have been reviewed by the New Netherland Settlers Merge Approval System, and the "Green" destination NNS profile is protected as PPP, and the "Merge Pending" profile is now ready and able to be merged into it. Thanks!

On 10 Dec 2014 at 22:04 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Van Couwenhoven-28 and Van Couwenhoven-36 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. These matches have been reviewed by the New Netherland Settlers Merge Approval System, and the "Green" destination NNS profile is protected as PPP, and the "Merge Pending" profile is now ready and able to be merged into it. I saved the data to the bios. Thanks!

On 28 Jun 2014 at 19:15 GMT Liz (Noland) 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 30 Mar 2014 at 15:40 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

variant (12) is Van_Kouwenhoven-12

On 19 Mar 2014 at 00:03 GMT 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.

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