Jan Martense  Schenck

Jan Martense Schenck (abt. 1631 - 1687)

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Jan Martense Schenck aka Martensen, Martensz
Born about in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlandsmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married in Flatbush, Kings, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Flatlands, Kings, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Feb 2011
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Jan Martense Schenck Born about 1631 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands. Brother of Annetje Schenck, Roelof Martense Schenck, Child Unknown, Annetje Schenck and Johannes Schenck
Husband of Jannetje Stevense (Van voorhees) Schenck — married 1672 in Flatbush, Kings, New York, Father of Willemtje Jansen Schenck


1621/1631, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Neth.


Jannetje Stevens [Van Voorhees] (dochter van Steven Coerts en Willemtje Roelofs) geb. ca __-__-1658, trouwde (1) ca __-__-1675, Jan Martens Schenck, geb. ca __-__-1648, trouwde (2) 29-02-1690, Alexander Simpson, geb. ca __-__-1660.

Church Records

  1. 1681 Oct 02; Jan Martens, Jannetie Stevens; Stephen; Adrian Reyersz, Aaltie Stevens van Voorhees [1]
  2. 1682 Nov 05; Jan Martensz Schenk, Jannetje Stevens; Jan; Martin Roelofs Schenk, Jannetie Ariens.[1][2]
  3. 1683 Nov 23; Jan Martensz Schenk, Jannetie Stevens; Neeltje; Elbert Stoothof, Sara Roelofs Schenk [1]
  4. 1680 Dec 05; Court Stevensz, Marritie Gerritz van Cowenhoven; Annatje; Jan Martensz Schenk, Jannetie Stevens van Voorhees [1]
  5. 1682 Aug 13; Albert Albertz, Hendrikje Stevens; Germichje; Jan Martensz Schenk, Jannetie Stevens van Voorhees [1]
  6. 1685 Aug 16; Barent Jurriansen, Artie Stevens; Jan; Jan Martense Schenk, Femmetie Aukes van Nuys. [1]


Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills, Vol XI, Prior to 1790, page 9:
In the name of Jesus Christ, in the year which we write 168 8/9, the 28 day of January. Jan Martensen, present sickly abed. His wife, Janitie Stevense [Van Voorhees], shall remain in full possession of all estate, movable and immovable, until the youngest child is of age or married, and then his son,Marten Jansen, shall take in his possession the old land with the small Island and mill, and he shall pay every year to his mother, the sum of 600 gilders yearly for life. The youngest son, viz., Steven Jansen, shall have the lot of land in the neck, with the meadow to Hoggs neck, with the apurtenances. The other children shall have as follows, viz.: Steven Jansen shall have 100 pieces of 8. Jannetje Jansen shall have 100 Pieces of 8, and 2 cows, and a bed and a due outfitting, and Willamentie and Neeltje Jansen shall have the same. My wife being at present with child, in case she shall have a son, he shall have the money standing out at New York, being 1,600 gilders. But if a daughter, she shall have no more than the other daughters.
Done in Amesfoort, in Kings County, January 28, 168 8/9. Signed, Jan Martensen Schenck. Witnesses, John Van Duyckinhuys, William Gerritsen Van Cowenhoven.
Taken out of the Records of Kings County Liber A. fol. 140-142 by Henry Filkin, Clerk. [3]


August 27, 1687 in Flatlands, Kings, New York


2 Apr 1689

Research notes

Disputed origins

Jan is commonly presumed, along with his siblings, to be a child of Martin Peterse Van Nydeck formerly Schenck aka van Nydeggen or of Martinus Schenck and Maria Margaretha von Bockhurst (van Boeckhorst), which is in dispute. See the bio for sources and detailed explanations. 1. Martin Peterse was not the one married to Maria Margaretha von Bockhurst (Boeckhorst) and 2. They (Martinus Schenck and his wife Maria Margaretha van Boeckhorst were to young to be his parents . The only thing that's certain is that his father was named Marten Schenck


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Source: Ancestral Curios Flatbush baptisms
  2. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6961/42037_2421401696_0511-00231?pid=82183
  3. Records of Kings County Liber A. fol. 140-142 by Henry Filkin, Clerk. https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE93264


  • The WikiTree profile Schenck-72 was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011.
  • The WikiTree profile Schenck-400 was entered by Sherrie Kohler, Sunday, January 19, 2014.
  • The WikiTree profile Schenck-402 was created by Mark Stuckenborg through the import of Stinnett_Distant_Ancestors.ged on Jan 28, 2014.
  • WikiTree profile Schenk-156 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.

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Schenck, Jan Martense, abstract of will
Schenck, Jan Martense, abstract of will


On 21 May 2016 at 17:40 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Michael,

In this case it's a patronymic and a patronymic is not a middle name, so it belongs in the first name field. And here you can find more about naming for Dutch (Roots) Profiles :) Dutch Names and Name fields or the shorter explanation Glossary Netherlands

On 21 May 2016 at 03:29 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Question: Is Martense in Jan Martense a middle name? Or, does it properly belong in the first name field? I do not know the rules for names for Dutch profiles.

On 1 Feb 2015 at 22:28 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Schenk-156 and Schenck-72 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. These matches have been reviewed by the New Netherland Settlers Merge Approval System, and the "Green" destination NNS profile is protected as PPP, and the "Merge Pending" profile is now ready and able to be merged into it. I saved the data to the bios. Thanks!

On 2 Apr 2014 at 19:36 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

arrived New Netherland on June 28, 1650, on the ship De Valckener (Wikipedia)

Jan Martense is 14 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 14 degrees from Lance Martin, 23 degrees from Oscar Wilde and 15 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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