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Jan (Fransz) van Hoesen (1608 - 1665)

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Jan "Jan Franszen" van Hoesen formerly Fransz aka van Husum, van Huysen, van Hoesem, van Huijsen, van Husum
Born in Husum, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holsteinmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 15 May 1639 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlandsmap
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Died in Claverack, Province of New Yorkmap
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Jan (Fransz) van Hoesen was a New Netherland settler.
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"Jan Fransz van Hoesen (Hoesem); was apparently in the colony as early as 1646, and in 1648 helped to erect a new barn for Jan Barentsz Wemp. By resolution of April 1, 1650, a garden was assigned to him between the first and second creeks and Jan. 18, 1652, he was given the use of the place of Willem Juriaensz, the baker, on condition that he let said Willem stay in his house 'as long as he lives, or opportunity offers'. His wife was Volkertje Juriaens."

Jan Franse (Franszen) Van Hoesen (aka van Husum) was born in about 1608 or 1609 in the town of Husum or Huesen, Nordfriesland, in what is now Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. [1][2]

He was married to Volkje Juriaens (Van Noorstrant) on May 15, 1639 [3] in Dutch Reformed Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Nord-Holland, Netherlands. By the following year they had emigrated to New Netherland, where they were early residents of Fort Orange (now Albany, New York). He was employed by the West India Company. [4][5] Reynolds states that he was an early member of the Reformed Dutch Church at Albany and Bielinski states that he was a Lutheran.

In 1662 he purchased from the Indians several hundred acres of land along the Hudson River, including what later became the site of the city of Hudson. [6][7]


"Andries Herbertsz... His wife was Annetje Juriaens, sister of Volkertje Juriaens, the wife of Jan Frans van Hoesen." [8]

At least eight children were born to the marriage of Jan Franse Van Hoesen and Volkje Juriaens. The earliest of these may have been born the Netherlands, but the rest probably were born at Albany before recordkeeping began there. The children included:[9]

  1. Jurian;
  2. Volkert;
  3. Anna, married Luyka Berritsen;
  4. Styntje, married Jan Tys Gons;
  5. Maria, married Hendrick Coenratse;
  6. Catherina, married Frank Hardurgh;
  7. Johanna;
  8. Jacob Janse, recorded living in Claverack, New York in 1720; married Judik Franse Clauw.

He made a joint will with his wife in November 1665, when was in his sickbed. The estate described in the will included gold, silver, and jewels and land in Albany and Claverack, New Netherland, and in Husum in the Netherlands. He died in November 1665 while writing the will.[10]

His wife Volkie survived him and remarried, to Gerrit Visbeck, master of a vessel.[11] She died in 1703.[12]


The eight surviving children of Jan and Volkje are mentioned in the settlement of Jan's estate.
"Anna, wife of Luycas Gerritze, shall have in advance a bed, two pillows and a bolster, for the reason that Volkie has heretofore promised them, and then the residue of the whole estate, lands, houses, etc., real and personal property, nothing excepted, shall be distributed equally among the eight children and heirs, to wit, Juriaen; Styntie, wife of Jan Tysse; Anna, wife of Lucas Gerritse; Marya, wife of Hendk. Coenraetse; Catharina, wife of Frenck Hardingh, Johannis, Jacob and Volkert van Hoesem, on condition that Juriaen shall have the prior right and privilege to buy the farm or lands or other real estate, provided he pay his brothers and sisters what four impartial men shall judge the same to be worth." [13]


"The eldest son of Jan Fransen van Hoesen (Hoesem, Hoesum), the progenitor of the Van Heusen family, mentioned below. Genealogies of this family state that the first ancestor came from Huysen, or Huizen, on the Zuider Zee, in the Netherlands, presumably because the name of Jan Fransen is entered in the baptismal records of the Reformed Dutch Church at New York under the date of September 30, 1640, as "Van huysen." It should be noted, however, that this is a most unusual form of the name and that Jan Fransen in the early deeds and court records at Albany, between 1652 and 1672, is invariably referred to as "Van Hoesem," which would seem to be but a Dutch phonetic spelling of the name of the town of Husum, in Schleswig, from the vicinity of which a number of early settlers came. At all events, there seems to be no good reason why the perfectly familiar name of Huysen should in Dutch records be written "Hoesem," or even "Hoesum," as in the patent mentioned below, whereas the spelling "Huysen" for Husum may be accounted for by the fact that the same form occurs on the map of Denmark in Ortelius' Atlas of 1598, and probably on other Dutch maps of the period. In support of the thoery that Jan Fransen came from Schleswig it may be recalled also that Pearson in his Early Settlers of Albany, p. 126, states that the Van Hoesens were Lutherans." [14]

Poorter Amsterdam ?

On 3 February 1639, a Jan Fransz, varensgezel, became poorter of Amsterdam [15] Jan Fransz van Husum in the marriage record also is mentioned as being a varensgezel.

Church records

  1. 1640 Sep 30 Fransje, Jan Franszen, Van huysen. Wit.: Hendrick Rosen, Burger Joris, Smidt, Sara Cornelis.
  2. 1651 Oct 01 Maria, Jan Franszen. Wit.: Daniel Lisko, Andries Harpertszen, Thomas Samlam, Marritie Cornelis, Geertruy Andries. [16]


Name: Jan Fransse /VanHoesen/[17][18][19][20][21]


Birth: Date: 1608 Place: Husum, Schleswig, Holstein, Germany [17]


Event: Type: Arrival Date: 1620-1664 Place: New Netherland [19]
Event: Type: Arrival Date: 1645 Place: Albany, New York [19]
Event: Type: Arrival Date: 1646 [21]


Marriage: Date: 1639 Place: Amsterdam [17]


Death: Date: 29 Nov 1665 Place: Albany, Albany, New York, United States [20]


Note: Jan Fransse Van Hoesen [22]


  1. Bielinski
  2. Reynolds
  3. "Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province, Church Records, 1523-1948," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 August 2014), Nederlands Hervormde > Amsterdam > Trouwen 1635-1682 > image 54 of 502; Nederlands Rijksarchiefdienst, Den Haag (Netherlands National Archives, The Hague). left page, left column, fifteenth entry
  4. Bielinski
  5. Reynolds
  6. Bielinski
  7. Reynolds
  8. New York State Library, Kiliaen van Rensselaer, Arnold J. F. Van Laer, Nicolaas de Roever, and Susan de Lancey Van Rensselaer Strong. 1908. Van Rensselaer Bowier manuscripts: being the letters of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1630-1643, and other documents relating to the colony of Rensselaerswyck. Albany, N.Y.: University of the State of New York. p. 829-830, 836.
  9. Reynolds
  10. Bielinski
  11. Reynolds
  12. Bielinski
  13. ERA: 1865, Vol. 1, Page 400-402
  14. Arnold J. F. van Laer and Jonathan Pearson. Early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Resselaerswyck. Vol. II. Albany, New York: University of the State of New York, 1916. p. 137.
  15. inschrijvingsdatum: 03-02-1639
    naam: Fransz, Jan beroep: Varensgezel
    plaats in bron: Amsterdam plaats: Amsterdam
    • Amsterdam archief 3 February 1639 Jan Fransz, Poorter (citizen) Amsterdam bronverwijzing: Archief 5033,, p.86 Archief van de Burgemeesters: poorterboeken Poorterboeken voor 1655: NL-SAA-30553012 03-02-1639 - Fransz, Jan - Varensgezel - Amsterdam - Amsterdam - Archief 5033,, p.86 - A20556000045
  16. Thomas Grier Evans. "Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York." In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. II. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Source: S-2141133983, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004; APID: 1,7836::0 Page: Source number: 244.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: DER. Note: Ancestry Record worldmarr_ga #1253829 Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 1608 Birth place: Ho Marriage date: 1639 Marriage place: Am APID: 1,7836::1253829
  18. Source: S-2138836731, New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920, Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.Many of the source documents are available in the Genealogical Research Library collect Note: APID: 1,7831::0 Note: Ancestry Record nygenrec_ga #713143 Note: APID: 1,7831::713143
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Source: S-2138845985, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009. Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009; APID: 1,7486::0 Page: Place: New Netherland; Year: 1620-1664; Page Number: 32. Note: Ancestry Record pili354 #1623995 Note: Data: Text: Arrival date: 1620-1664 Arrival place: New Netherland APID: 1,7486::1623995 Page: Place: Albany, New York; Year: 1645; Page Number: 69. Note: Ancestry Record pili354 #10977 Note: Data: Text: Arrival date: 164 5Arrival place: Albany, New York APID: 1,7486::10977
  20. 20.0 20.1 Source S-2138836618, Family Data Collection - Deaths Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Note: APID: 1,5771::0 Note: [ Ancestry Record genepoold #2699812 Ancestry genepool] Note: Data: Text: Death date: 29 November 1665 Death place: Albany, Albany, NY, USA APID: 1,5771::2699812
  21. 21.0 21.1 Source: S-2138835994, Rensselaerswyck, New York Settlers, 1630-58, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000, APID: 1,4441::0 Note: Ancestry Note: Data: Text: Arrival date: 1646Arrival place: APID: 1,4441::164 Note: Ancestry Note: Data: Text: Arrival date: 1646Arrival place: APID: 1,4441::164
  22. Source: S-2141137667, Ancestry Family Trees, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA; Ancestry Family Trees, 1 Ancestry 51 2 Ancestry 51
  • Reynolds, Cuyler. Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911. Vol. III, pp. 1354-1355. Accessed electronically at Schenectady County Public Library website.
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
  • Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998. Ancestral File Number: 1B7B-PF. Repository: #R1 Repository: R1 Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA


  • Douglas Nelson, Entered by Douglas Nelson, Oct 20, 2012.
  • WikiTree profile Van Husum-1 created through the import of Hudson Family Tree.ged on Sep 18, 2012 by Chris Hudson.
  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-109627 created through the import of EED1.ged on Sep 15, 2011 by Richard Draper.
  • WikiTree profile Van Hoesen-26 created through the import of Lynch tree.ged on Aug 11, 2011 by Jim Lynch.
  • WikiTree profile VanHoesen-5 created through the import of CBT.ged on Jul 9, 2011 by Chuck Tryon. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Chuck and others.

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Volckgen Juriaens, wife of Jan van Hoesem, plaintiff, against Geertruyt, the wife of Jochem Becker Backer.

Defendant being for the third time in default, it is decided to summon her for the last time to appear on the next court day, when final judgment will be given. Meanwhile she shall be notified that if she has any proofs to submit, she must do so before the aforesaid time, on pain of arbitrary punishment. May 14, 1652. From (

posted by Anne X
I think his LNAB probably needs to be corrected before the merge to the patronymic Franz, Fransz or Franss as mentioned in the marriage record ? (see images)

According the Bio Hoesen or Hoesem was a most unusual form of the name Huysen or Huizum..

But according the Historical info about the the place Huysen, the name changed over the centuries from Husma, Hwsmanghae, Husum, Huijsum, to now Huizum and it says those days it was pronounced as Hoesen or Hoesem...In the marriage record the place is written as 'Housum'

In Fries the place still is pronounced as Huzum.

Also interesting is that Jan was assisted by his cousin (nicht) Anna Jans at the marriage, with relatives present at the marriage, it made me think that perhaps he indeed was from the Dutch place Huysen on the Zuider Zee as was suggested by the Genealogies of the family ?

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
VanHoesen-5 and Van Husum-2 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge this abandoned profile into the PPP profile. all data is the same.
His LNAB needs to be corrected as well I guess, according the marriage record, he was :

Jan Fransz from Husum , varensgezel , living in the ... street , geen ouders (no parents)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Van Hoesen-41 and Van Hoesen-26 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!
posted by Carrie Quackenbush
Van Husum-1 and Van Hoesen-41 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge into the new NNS PPP. No tree conflicts. The important data to keep from this match is Died May 25, 1667 in Claverack, Albany Co, New York, US. Thanks!
posted by Steven Mix
Jan Frans van Hoesen was born ab. 1608, he married Volkje Juriaens age 21 years when he was 30 years old their marriage banns are recorded 30 April 1639 in Amsterdam. More data on rootsweb Hoesen message board.

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posted by Barbara X
UNKNOWN-109627 and Van Husum-1 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. I saved all the data to the bios. Thanks!
posted by Steven Mix

Jan is 13 degrees from Donald Howard, 14 degrees from Julia Howe and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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