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Johannes Jurian Westvael (abt. 1660 - abt. 1725)

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Johannes Jurian "George" Westvael aka Westfall, Westphal, Westvaal, Van Westphalen
Born about in New Netherlandmap
Husband of — married in New Yorkmap
Died about in Port Jervis, Orange, New Yorkmap
24 April 2016
19:51: Ellen Smith added Maritje Janse Westfall as child for Johannes Jurian Westvael. [Thank Ellen for this]
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Johannes Westfall born in 1660 in Foxhall Manor, Ulster County, New York. He died about 1725 in Minisink, Orange County, New York. He was the son of Juriaen and Maritje (Hansen) Westfall. He married Marritje Jacobsen Kool January 28, 1682 in Kingston, New York. She was the daughter of Jacob Barenson and Marritje (Simons) Kool.
In 1696 Johannes and 18 others including his brothers Symen, Nicholas, and his widowed sister Rymerick Quick bought land from the Minsi Indians along the Delaware River near the New York/New Jersey line. The land lies principally in Deerpark Township, Orange County, New York. The peaceful Minsi Indians were one of the three tribes of the Lenni Lenape people. About 1699 Johannes and his family moved to what was called the Minisink settlement. They were among the first white people to live in the area. Johannes oldest son Jurian and his friend Jacob Kuykendall hunted and trapped with the Minsi Indians as youths, and later traded with them. Jurian married Jacob's sister Styntie Kuykendall and Jacob married Jurian's sister Sara westfall. They raised their families and farmed there in the Minisink Valley along the Delaware River at peace with the Indians for many years. Jurian had the first apple orchard in the area, and Jacob established the first trading post. Three of Jurian's sisters married into the Dutch Kuykendall family. Jurian's parents Johannes and Marretje (Kool) Westfall had 13 children-Jurian George Westfall, Maretje Maria Westfall, Rebecca Westfall, Janneetje Westfall, Sara Westfall, Jacob Westfall, Abel John Westfall, Nicholas Westfall, Klaartjen Westfall, Rymerick Westfall, Helena Westfall, Rachel Westfall, and John W. Westfall.[1][2][3][4]


Johannes Jurian Westfall


Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States


28 Jan 1683
New York
Spouse- Marritje Kool[1][5][6]


  1. Jurian George Westfall
  2. Marietje (Maria\Mary) Westfall
  3. Rebecca Westfall
  4. Jannetje (Janet) Westfall
  5. Sarah Westfall [7].
  6. Jacob Westfall
  7. Abel John Westfall
  8. Nicholas Westfall
  9. Klaartjen Westfall
  10. Rymerick Westfall
  11. Helena Lena Westfall
  12. Rachel Westfall
  13. John H. Westfall


1725 Age: 66[8]


Orange County, New York, USA[8]



Highlighted links don't work Gerard-337 13:45, 19 September 2015 (EDT)

  1. 1.0 1.1 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Johannes Jurian Westvall Westfall
  2. Millenium File for Johannes Jurian Westfall(Westvall)
  3. Millenium File for Marrietje Jacobs Kool
  4. Coret Genealogie
  5. Millenium File for Marrietje Jacobs Kool
  6. KRDC Marriage Records
  7. KRDC Baptism Records bp. 1691 May 26. Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY. Record: 1691 May 26; Johannes Westfaal; Sara; no sponsors
  8. 8.0 8.1 New York Find a Grave Index
  9. The Reformed Dutch Church, now known as the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, NY]; Source of: Marriage Records (1660-1809); Baptism Records (1660-1809; Burial Records (1696-1881. The Kingston Reformed Dutch Church was the central repository for all records of marriages and baptism conducted by circuit-rider Domines throughout Ulster and Orange counties of NY; Sussex County, NJ, and parts of Pike County, PA, until local churches were built and staffed. This occurred between 1735 and 1745 depending on the area.


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On December 31, 2013 at 04:56GMT Ellen Decker wrote:

Added what information I have. Thanks!

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