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Rutsjen Janse Damen (abt. 1687 - aft. 1750)

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Rutsjen Janse "Rusjen, Risjen, Russia, Rugie" Damen aka Dame
Born about in New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 9 Apr 1707 in NYmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvaniamap
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Rutsjen Janse Damen was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Biography

Risjen (name variants include called Rutsjen, Rusjen, and Russia) was a daughter of Jan Corneliszen Damen and his wife Sofia (Fytje) Martens.

Disputed Birth Date

Numerous online genealogies confidently assert that Rutsjen|Risjen Damen was born in 1685 [1] and was baptized at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, New York, on 11 October 1685. This is in fact the date of her husband's baptism in the Kingston church. No baptism record for her has been found at Kingston or elsewhere, but the New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church records list the baptism of her sister Geesje on 1 November 1685 for her Sister Geesje,[2] suggesting that the 11 October 1685 date is impossible. Schulze estimates that Rutsjen was born in 1687.[3]

Parents

Father: Jan Cornelisse DAMEN b: 1638 in Bunnick, Utrecht, Holland
Mother: Sophia (Fytie) MARTENS b: 1643

Birth

1687 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States[4]

Marriage

Rutsjen Damen married Petrus or Pieter VAN AKEN (b: 11 Oct 1685, Bapt. at, Kingston Reformed Dutch Church), on 1708

Children

Known children of Rutsjen Damen and Pieter Van Aaken were:
  1. Marinus, baptized 11 September 1709;[5]. Baptism recorded at the Kingston, Ulster, Reformed Dutch Church.
  2. Jan, baptized 24 December 24 1710; [6]. Baptism recorded at the Kingston, Ulster, Reformed Dutch Church.
  3. Cornelis, baptized 28 December 1712 at Kingston Dutch Church[7]
  4. Abraham, baptized 6 February 1714/15[8]. Bpt. Kingston Dutch Church
  5. Sefia or Sophia, baptized 18 November 1716;[9] Sefia m. Jacobus Westvaal on 1738.[10]
  6. Gidion, baptized 19 October 1718;[11]
  7. Petrus, baptized 27 November 1720;[12]
  8. Jesyntjen, baptized 11 August 1723;[13]
  9. Eliphas, baptized 12 November 1725;[14]
Record of baptism at the Kingston, NY, Reformed Dutch Church (KRDC) does not necessarily indicate that the persons baptized were born or lived there. The Kingston RDC was the central repository of church records for all baptisms and weddings conducted in Ulster and Orange Counties, NY, and parts of Essex, NJ and Pike, PA. Ceremonies and rites were performed by Domimie circuit riders. Many baptisms were conducted by circuit-rider Domines who visited local meeting houses to perform ceremonies.

Death

Rutsjen last sponsored a baptism recorded at KRDC in 1736.

She was still living in February 1750 when Pieter Van Aken's will was written and named wife Rusje and son Eliphas as executors. It listed sons Eliphas, Marinus, Jan, Cornelius, Gideon and Petrus. The will described Peter as "of Bucks County, Pennsylvania," but it was proved in New York.[15][16]

Church records

  1. 1709 Sep 11 Marrinus, Pieter Van Aake, Russe Dame. Wit.: Marrinus van Haaken, and wife Pieternelle. [17]
  2. 1710 Dec 24 Jan, Pieter Van Aaken, Risjen Damen. Wit.: Pieter Usile, Cornelis Usile. [17]
  3. 1712 Dec 28 Cornelis, Pieter Van Aaken, Rusjen Dame. Wit.: Gysbert Van de Berg, Rachel Van Aaken. [17]
  4. 1715 Feb 06 Abraham, Pieter Van Aken, Rusjen Dame. Wit.: Flip Vielen, Antjen Louw. [17]
  5. 1716 Nov 18 Sefia, Pieter Van Aaken, Rusjen Dame. Wit.: Thomas Peersen, Grietjen Sammers. [17]
  6. 1718 Oct 19 Gidion, Pieter Van Aaken, Rutsjen Dame. Wit.: Abraham Van Aaken, Neelyen Van Aaken. [17]
  7. 1720 Nov 27 Petrus, Petrus Van Aaken, Rusjen Dame. Wit.: Flip Vielen, Annetjen Louw. [17]
  8. 1723 Aug 11 Jesyntjen, Pieter Van Aaken, Rusjen Dame. Wit.: Theunis Swart, Aagjen Van Vlied. [17]
  9. 1725 Nov 21 Eliphas, Pieter Van Aaken, Rutsjen Dame. Wit.: Bastiaan de Wit, Barbara de Wit. [17]

Sources

  1. 1685 birthdate entered in WikiTree by Ann Hise, Saturday, November 9, 2013.
  2. Page 130 - 1685 Nov 01; Jan Cornelisz Damen, Sophia Martens; Geesje; Michiel ????, Judith Rapalje
  3. Schulze, pages 50 and 56.
  4. Source: #S1 Record for Jan Corneliszen Damen
  5. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1709 Sep 11; Pieter Van Aake, Russe Dame; Marrinus; Marrinus van Haaken, and wife Pieternelle
  6. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1710 Dec 24; Pieter Van Aaken, Risjen Damen; Jan; Pieter Usile, Cornelia Usile
  7. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1712 Dec 28; Pieter Van Aaken, Rusjen Dame; Cornelis; Gysbert Van de Berg, Rachel Van Aaken
  8. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1715 Feb 06; Pieter Van Aken, Rusjen Dame; Abraham; Flip Vielen, Antjen Louw
  9. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1716 Nov 18; Pieter Van Aaken, Rusjen Dame; Sefia; Thomas Peersen, Grietjen Sanmers.
  10. KRDC Marriage Record: Page 574 - 1738 07 May; Jacobus Westvaal, jm, of Minisink; Sofia Van Aaken, jd, of Kingstown.
  11. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1718 Oct 19; Pieter Van Aaken, Rutsjen Dame; Gidion; Abraham Van Aaken, Neelyen Van Aaken.
  12. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1720 Nov 27; Petrus Van Aaken, Rusjen Dame; Petrus; Flip Vielen, Annetjen Louw
  13. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1723 Aug 11; Pieter Van Aaken, Rusjen Dame; Jesyntjen; Theunis Swart, Aagjen Van Vlied
  14. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1725 Nov 21; Pieter Van Aaken, Rutsjen Dame; Eliphas; Bastiaan de Wit, Barbara de Wit
  15. See Will of Pieter Van Aken, 1750.
  16. Schulze, page 56. Schulze interpreted Pieter's wife name in the will as "Rugie," but the transcribed image available on Ancestry.com shows the name as Rusje.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 Roswell Randall Hoes. 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.
  • Constable (Van Akin) Family History compiled by Beatrice Constable (UNPUBLISHED, updated 1988).
  • Baptism Records: Kingston Reformed Dutch Church, Wall Street, Kingston, Ulster, NY.
  • Source: S1 and S88 Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: #R1
  • Schulze, Lorine McGinnis. "Jan Corneliszen Damen in the New World." New Netherland Connections, v. 4 (1999), pages 47-56.
  • Source: S59 Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Repository: #R1

Acknowledgements

  • Damen-3, was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.
  • Damen-66 merged into Damen-3 Quick-803 16:50, 20 May 2014 (EDT)
  • Damen-61 created by Sandy Minder through the import of Delong gedcom.ged on Apr 27, 2013.
  • WikiTree profile Damen-42 created through the import of Ancestor's that we lost, the Decendants they left behind_2011-08-28_01 (2).ged on Sep 12, 2011 by Willette Bryant.
  • Thank you to Sandy Minder for creating WikiTree profile Damen-60 through the import of Delong gedcom.ged on Apr 27, 2013.
  • Damen-73 was created by Jada Breegle through the import of Breegle Family Tree.ged on Oct 26, 2014.


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On 3 Dec 2016 at 14:41 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Damen-73 and Damen-3 appear to represent the same person because:

Hi ,

These are the same and can be merged , Thanks !

On 27 Mar 2016 at 15:46 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Damen-42 and Damen-3 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. I've revised the birthdate on Damen-3 consistent with sources, so they now both have the same birthdate. Death information on both profiles seems to be based on guessing. Both Ulster County, New York, and Somerset County, New Jersey are possible locations.

Damen-3 is the project-protected profile. No conflicts between parents.

On 13 Apr 2014 at 03:01 GMT Tom Quick wrote:

Damen-66 and Damen-3 appear to represent the same person because: they do represent the same person. Please merge.

There are downstream merges waiting on this merge.

Thanks, Tom Quick

On 25 Mar 2014 at 00:13 GMT Tom Quick wrote:

Damen-66 and Damen-3 appear to represent the same person because: they do represent the same person. Please merge.

There are downstream merges waiting on this merge.

Thanks, Tom Quick




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