Pieternelle (Du Pre) De Pre

Pieternelle (Du Pre) De Pre (1664 - aft. 1724)

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Pieternelle "Peternellje, Pieternel" De Pre formerly Du Pre aka de Pre, dePre, DuPre, VanAken, DePue
Born in Wingene , West Vlaanderen, Belgiummap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 11 Apr 1683 in Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlandsmap
Wife of — married 17 Oct 1724 in Kingston RDC #533, Kingston, Ulster Co., NYmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Kingston, Ulster, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified 17 Sep 2017 | Created 4 Jul 2014
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Pieternelle (Du Pre) De Pre was a Huguenot emigrant.
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Pieternelle (Du Pre) De Pre belonged to the New Netherland Community 1614-1700.
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Pieternelle du Pre's father fled France for the Netherlands.
St Kruis 6-7-1681 Pieternelleken du Pré vertr.Cadzand dorp[1] Meaning: Pieternelleken du Pré came originally from St Kruis and went to Cadzand village .(6-7-1681) According church records from Zuidzande. It says she was a, J/D, meaning young daughter, from Wingen. So she or her parents came from Wingen, a town in France [2] or from the town Winge in Belgium.[3]
Sint Kruis is een dorp in de Nederlandse provincie Zeeland, gelegen in het westelijke deel van Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Het behoort tot de gemeente Sluis. Het ligt aan de grens met België, ten oosten van Aardenburg.
St.Kruis town in Zeeland near the Belgium border.
Her mother died the same year; did her mother die in childbirth?
Pieternelle De Pre born 1657/1658, Holland married:
  1. 11 Apr 1683, in DRC Cadzand, Holland, Marinus van Aken born Abt 1660, Holland, died Bef 17 Oct 1724, Rochester (Accord), Ulster Co., NY, buried: Rochester (Accord), Ulster Co., NY.
  2. 17 Oct 1724, in ODC, Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, Moses DuPue born Abt 1660, NY. Pieternelle De Pre van [from] Wingen, Holland... Witnesses to the marriage of Marinus & Pieternelle De Pre were Cornelis van Aken & Jolyntje Vas.
Marinus's relationship to Cornelis Van Aken is not known.


Pieternel (Pieternelle) "Peternellje" or Pieternelletjen De Pre


Born 1664 in Netherlands
Born 1664 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States[4]


Pieternelle de Pre married:
  1. Martinus Van Aken ca. 1683 at Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlands on 11 April 1683.[5]
  2. Moses (Dupuis) DePue on October 17, 1724. He was the widower of Maria Wynkoop. Both were living in Rochester (Ulster County, NY). Marriage was recorded at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston,[6]


Known children of Pieternelle du Pre were:
  1. Child: Pieter Van Auken was bp. on Oct 11, 1685. Baptism was recorded at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[7]
  2. Child: Sara Van Auken
  3. Child: Cornelis Van Auken
  4. Child: Catrina Van Auken
  5. Child: Rachel Van Auken was bp. on Jun 9, 1695. Baptism was recorded at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[8]
  6. Child: Neeltje Van Auken was bp. on Sep 11, 1697. Baptism was recorded at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[9]
  7. Child: Abraham Van Auken aka Abraam was bp. on Oct. 29, 1699. Baptism was recorded at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY [10]
  8. Child: Issak Van Auken was bp. on Jul 5, 1702. Baptism was recorded at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[11]


Died 1774 in Kingston, Ulster, new York, U.S.A.[citation needed]


  1. Source: Grijsbaard Church records of Zuidzande,Zeeland Z0430 f11 i
  2. See Wikipedia: Wingen.
  3. See Tielt-Winge or Wingene also Belgium.
  4. found two instances of birth place.
  5. Source: #S950
  6. Hoes, page 546: KRDC Marriage Record #533: 1724 17 Oct; Moses du Pue, wid Maria Wynkoop; Pieternelletjen De Pree, wid Marinus Van Aaken, both res under the jurisdiction of Raysester (Rochester). Banns registered, 27 Sept.
  7. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1685 Oct 11; Marinus van Aken, Pieternel de Pre; Pieter; Pieter le Grand, Maritie Hanse
  8. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1695 Jun 09; Marinus Van Aken, Piternelle Du Pree; Rachel; Salomon Du Boy, Rachel Sleghtenhorst
  9. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1697 Sep 11; Marinus van Aaken, Pieternel de Pree; Neeltje; Moses du Puy, Marytje Wyncoop
  10. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1699 Oct 29; Marynus van Aaken, Pieternelle du Prie; Abraam;
  11. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1702 Jul 05; Marinus van Aaken, Petronella du Pree; Isack; Johannes Beekman, Aaltje Beekmans
  • Wikipedia St Kruis
  • Source: S950: Coyne/Strasser Connections, Terry Strasser dutchlines@yahoo.com online [1], accessed 1/13/2006 <dutchlines@yahoo.com> online [2], accessed 1/13/2006
  • Hoes, Roswell Randall. Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York (formerly named Wiltwick, and often familiarly called Esopus or 'Sopus), for One Hundred and fifty Years from their commencement in 1660]. New York: DeVinne Press, 1891.
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
  • Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.


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Pieternelle van Aken letter
Pieternelle van Aken letter

Pieternelle van Aken record
Pieternelle van Aken record

Marinus and Pieternelle van Aken Info
Marinus and Pieternelle van Aken Info

Marriage record from Dutch reformed Community in Cadzand
 Marriage record from Dutch reformed Community in Cadzand

original marriage registration Marinus van Aken en Pieternelle du Pre
original marriage registration Marinus van Aken en Pieternelle du Pre


On 11 Dec 2016 at 02:14 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

De Pre-19 and Du Pre-17 appear to represent the same person because: Same person -- she was the wife of Marinus Van Aken and the mother of his children born in New York.

On 1 Jul 2016 at 02:16 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Per the comment below, and because I've seen no objections to the proposal, I am disconnecting Pieternelle from the parents Pre-1 and Cromartie-1.

On 24 Jun 2016 at 14:58 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

I intend to detach Pieternelle from both of the parents to whom she is currently attached.

I find zero basis for identifying Margaret Cromartie as her mother. The source that has been cited for the supposed father, Pre-1, is Clarke's website. He shows the marriage to Cromartie, but he states that there were no children. Cromartie died, and Pre married the second wife, well before Pieternelle was born.

Pre-1 was at least alive when Pieternelle was born, but (1) neither Clarke nor the main real source for him (Riker) lists Pieternelle as one of the children by his second wife and (2) evidence Bea has described here strongly supports an origin for Pieternelle in Belgium. As I noted at Cromartie-1, DeCoursey cited Riker as a basis for giving Pieternelle these parents, but that's not in Riker.


On 9 May 2015 at 19:00 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Lived to be 110 years old?

On 1 Feb 2015 at 16:52 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Found some new info ,she came from St. Kruis ...see Bio at least ,Prijntje Rents or Rens as it is written also very often ,was also in this list ,she came from Germany

On 30 Jan 2015 at 17:20 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Asked it because Pieternelle is a real common Dutch name in Zeeland especially ,lots of Pieternelle ,Pieternelleken etc in the archives of Zeeland from that time ,and was she born in Zeeland or in France ?

Found some van Aken baptism records also ,seems the registers were very hard to decifer /read ,some of them got in the archives now with last name van Haken instead of van Aken ,so Pieter van Aken now in the archives as Pieter van Haken ,but mother Claartjen or Clara Coppijns was there ,in the baptism records it now says Pieter van Haken ,father and Clara or Claartjen Coppijns as mother of the kids I could find ,Pieter van Aken and Pieternelleken van Aken (now both in the archives) as van Haken ,still looking for Marinus there ,didn´t hear from the genealogist still ,so started searching again myself :P

On 30 Jan 2015 at 15:16 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Bea, it is stated on this page that Pieternelle was from a Huguenot family. Apparently she was born to French Huguenot parents who were living in Zeeland.

On 30 Jan 2015 at 14:50 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

From a last name dictionairy from Zeeland :Depré, Dupré, de Pré, du Pré, de Pree, du Pree, de Prie: PlN (le) Pré ‘wei(de), weiland,beemd’. Rom. pendant van van der Meers(ch).

Last name meaning: meadow ,pasture,grassland,paddock in Zeeland (Netherlands) and found that during those years (1600´s) many people from other countries (Belgium,Germany,etc) etc)emigrated to Zeeland for freedom of religion ,de Pree is a pretty common name according the registers . Are these her real and proven by facts parents ,otherwise maybe she was from Zeeland and had Dutch parents also ? http://www.naamkunde.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/WZF-Debrabandere.pdf Link to the dictonairy for last names in Zeeland .

On 25 Jan 2015 at 19:42 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:

Steven lets me know when I need to add ppp or remove ppp so profiles don't need to go in an unmerged match status. You can let me know if you see any like this.

On 25 Jan 2015 at 18:23 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

De PRE-16 and Du Pre-17 appear to represent the same person because: Du_Pre-17 is the lowest numbered profile for this person for the LNAB that has been identified as the preferred LNAB for her.

Du_Pre-17 has been categorized as NNS, meaning that it is the selected destination profile, and De_PRE-16 has been classified as NN Merge Pending, meaning that it is ready to be merged to the selected profile. Yes, we need to get a Leader to remove the Locked status from De_PRE-16 before the merge can be completed, but the need to get a Leader's attention shouldn't mean that the proposed merge has to wait in "Unmerged Match" status.

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