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Jan Arentsen (abt. 1633 - 1663)

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Jan Arentsen aka Aertsen, van Putten
Born about in Netherlandsmap
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Husband of — married 1656 (to 7 Jun 1663) in Netherlandsmap
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Died in Esopus, New Netherlandmap
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Jan Arentsen Van Putten was the son of Aert Teunissen Van Putten[1] and Susannah Jans van Schunenburg, who married Sybout Claeszen, the first proprietor of Hoorn's Hook.[2]

Jan Aretsen from Amersfoot, Holland arrived in America in December 1657 aboard the Faith. He was a blacksmith in Esopus, New York.[3]

According to Harlem: Its Origins and Early Annals, by James Riker, Jan Aertsen Van Putten was a son of Aert Teunissen Van Putten and Susannah. He had two sisters. Their father, Aert Teunissen, was massacred by Indians at Pavonia in 1643. Jan Aertsen took up the trade of a blacksmith, and settled at Esopus (which later became Kingston, New York). He joined the church at Esopus on 15 April 1661, and soon after was made an elder. He was killed in an attack by Indiana on June 7, 1663, he was killed in his house. A few days earlier his wife Grietie Hendricks and young daughter Annetie had returned home from a visit to Wie by Swolle, in Holland, Grietie's birthplace. The daughter and only child, Annetie, born 1659, afterward married Hendrick Kip, a son of Isaac of H., by whom she had sons John, Hendrick, etc. See Du Mont." [4]

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  • 1664 Jan 13. Wallerandt du Mont, j.m., of Coomen, in Vlaenderen, Cadet, of the Hon. Company of the Hon. Lord Director General, and Margriet Hendricks, of Wie, near Swol, widow of Jan Arentsen, both resid. here. First publication of Banns, 30 Dec, 1663; second, 6 Jan.; third, 13 Jan., 1664. [5]


  1. Early New Netherland Settlers by Robert Gordon Clarke. Cites: Revised History of Harlem by James Riker page 295 Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 1912, Volume I, p. 108, and Burhans Genealogy, by Samuel Burhans, Junior, 1894, p. 175.
  2. Wardell, pages 33-34.
  3. From profile Van Putten-84; is this from Viele Records?
  4. Harlem: Its Origins and Early Annals, by James Riker (Elizabeth, N.J.: Journal Press) p. 147 (footnote).
  5. Hoes, Roswell Randall. Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York: (formerly Named Wiltwyck, and Often Familiarly Called Esopus or 'Sopus), for One Hundred and Fifty Years from Their Commencement in 1660. New York: De Vinne Press, 1891.


  • WikiTree profile Arentsen-4 created through the import of Vicki Norman family tree v2 (3).ged on Aug 1, 2012 by Vicki Norman. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Vicki and others.

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It is questionable if Jan is actually a child of Nicholas and Aeffie.
posted by Vicki Norman
Do you know why Jan uses Arentsen instead of Van Petten? All siblings and father use Van Petten. Arentsen wouldn't be his patronym either since his father was named Nicholas Frederickse. His mother's patronym is Arentse.

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