||Marytjen (Teerpenning) Van Aken was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.|
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Marytjen (Maria) was a daughter of Theunis Teerpenning and Grietjen de Graaff, baptized on 24 December 1721 in the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, New York. Sponsors of her baptism were Christiaan de Joo and Marytjen de Graaff.
She is assumed to be the Maria Teerpenning who was married to Petrus van Aaken on 2 May 1742 in the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston. It was the first marriage for both. The marriage record states that Petrus was "born and resid. under the jurisdiction of Kingstown" and Maria was "born and resid. in the Pals" (referring to New Paltz, New York). The indication that this Maria Teerpenning was born in New Paltz might indicate that she was not the same woman who was baptized in Kingston in 1721, but it is likely that Kingston was handling church affairs for the New Paltz area in 1721. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Paltz, N. Y., published by the Holland Society in 1896, indicates that the New Paltz church was established as a Huguenot church in 1683, and there are French-language records from that time through 1701, but records for the years 1702 through 1730 are missing, and "possibly no records for this period were kept at New Paltz, and the marriages and the baptisms may have been registered at Kingston." Some published transcripts of the will of her father, Tunis Terpenning, refer to her as the wife of Petrus Van Allen, while others call her husband Petrus Van Aken. No records have been found indicating the presence of a Petrus (or Pieter) Van Allen in the Ulster County area in that time period, so the name "Van Allen" can be assumed to represent an error in transcribing the name "Van Aken."
LNAB is Teerpenning, her father's name on her baptism record. - Smith-62120 00:47, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
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