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Christina (Roorbach) Van Deusen (abt. 1703 - 1777)

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Christina Van Deusen formerly Roorbach aka Rohrbach, Robertson
Born about in Driedorf, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hessen, Germanymap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married in Kingston, Ulster County, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Claverack, Columbia, New York, United Statesmap
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Born ca.1707 to Johannes Rohrbach.[1]

Immigrated in 1710 at Nutten Island (Governor's Island), Kings Co., NY[1]

According to her marriage record, Christiana Roorbach was a native of Germany ("Hoogduytsland"). Christiana Roorbach was married to Robbert Van Deusen on 22 November 1724, in the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, New York. Domine Georg Wilhelm Mancius performed the marriage.[2]

Children of Robert Van Deusen and Christiana Roorbach were:[3]

  1. Robbert, baptized at Claverack Feb. 7. 1727; sps Tobias and Ariaante (Muller) V. Deusen; m Jan.,1750, Cathanna Van Ham.
  2. Cornelia bp at Clav. Nov. 19, 1727; sps Casparus and Hendrikje Conyon: d y.
  3. Johannes, bp at Kin. Apr. 14, 1728; sps Joh. and Christina V Deusen; m a 1753, Fytje Roorbach.[1]
  4. Dewes (Matthew), bp at Caatsban, Apr. 15, 1731; sps Conrad and Rachel Ham. A memo, by (370) Conrad Van Dusen is as follows: "The Rev. Matthew Van Dusen of Newburgh, N. Y., is about 51 or 53 years old; he is the son of Jacob Van Dusen, who was son of Matthew Van Dusen, brother of my grandfather, Robert Van Dusen. Said Matthew married, but d without issue." Newburgh, Nov. 1861.
  5. James, bp at Germantown, Sept. 30, 1733 ; sps James Ochibee, Anne Catherina; m a 1759, Elizabeth Smith.
  6. Cornelia, b June 5, bp at Liv. June 15, 1735 ; sps Th: and G. V: Deusen; m Mar. 15, 1758, (97) Tobias T. Van Deusen.
  7. Marten, bp at Kin. Jan. 29, 1737; sps Mar van Duse, Elbertje Van Deuse; m Nov. 1, 1764, Elizabeth Oostrander.
  8. Barent, bp at Liv. Aug. 17, 1740; sps Mattheus Varf Deusen, Santje Brattil; m a 1765, Jenneke Schut.
  9. Christiana, bp at Clav. Oct. 17, 1742; sps Martin and Margritta Ham; m Mar. 12, 1763, Isaac Spoor.
  10. Christina, bp at Germ. Sept. i, 1745 ; sps Casper Ham and Helche Van Dese; m Oct. 28, 1768, (181) Tobias R. Van Deusen.
  11. Tobias R., bp at Liv. May 21, 1748; sps Robert Van Deusen, Jr., Catharina Van Den Bergh; m (ist) in 1771, Hannah Spoor, (2d) Feb. 15, 1789, Lyntje Van Deusen, dau of (92) Robert T. Van Deusen.
  12. Abraham R., b a 1750; m Oct. 23, 1771, Geertje Van Deusen, dau of (34) Marten Van Deusen


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, Volume 2. Universal City, CA: H.Z. Jones, 1985. Page 792, 794-795.
  2. Van Deursen Family, page 47, person 36: "Robbert Van Deuse, y.m. born in Claverak in the Mannor of Rensselarwyk and Chnstiana Roorpagh, y. d. born in Hoogduytsland and both resid. in the Mannor Livingstond married on the presentation of a certificate that three Sabbath publications had been made without objection in the church of the Mannor Livingstund November 22, 1724 "
  3. Van Deursen Family, pages 47-48, person 36

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