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Abraham (Teerpenning) Terpening (1728 - 1791)

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Abraham Terpening formerly Teerpenning
Born in Hurley, Ulster County, Province of New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 6 Nov 1750 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingston, Ulster, New York, USAmap
Profile last modified 14 Jul 2019 | Created 11 Apr 2018
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Abraham (Teerpenning) Terpening was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Abraham was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, New York, on 4 February 1728. He was recorded as the child of Theunis Teerpenning and Grietjen de Graaff. Witnesses were Jan Een and Elisabeth Een.[1] According to his marriage record he was born in Hurley (Ulster County, New York).

Abraham Teerpenning of Kingston was married to Maria Schmidt of Hurley in the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, New York, on 6 November 1750.[2]

Abraham Teerpenning died on 10 July 1791 and is buried in the Teerpenning Family Ground in Esopus, New York, where his wife is also buried.[3]

Church Records

  • 1728. Feb. 4. Theunis Teerpenning, Grietjen de Graaff. Abraham. Wit: Jan Een, Elisabeth Een
  • 1750. 6 Nov. Abraham Teerpenning, j. d., born under the jurisdiction of Horli [Hurley], and resid. under the jurisdiction of Kingston, and Maria Schmid, j. d., born and resid. under the jurisdiction of Horli. Banns registered, 21 Oct.

Research Notes

LNAB is Teerpenning, his father's last name as recorded in his baptism record. - Smith-62120 03:51, 3 January 2019 (UTC)


  • Hendercus Terpenning (____ - 1827)
  • Abraham Teerpenning (____ - 1809)
  • Jacobus Teerpenning (____ - 1843)

Abraham Teerpenning and Maria Schmid baptized their son Willem in the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church on 4 February 1753. Witnesses were Henricus Schmid and Lea Schmid.[4]

Abraham, recorded as a son of Abraham Teerpenning and Maria Schmidt, was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, New York, on 18 May 1760. Witnesses were Johannes Schmidt and Annaatje Schmidt.[5]

Church Records

Baptismal witness
  • 1757. 13 Nov. Marinus van Aaken, Margrieta Dijo. Lydia. Wit: Abraham Teerpenning, and his wife Mareitje Schmidt.[6]
  • 1758. 26 March. Jacobus Teerpenning, Sophia Teerpenning. Elias. Wit: Abraham Teerpenning and his wife Mareitje Schmid.[7]


  1. Hoes, page 173, #3704.
  2. Hoes, page 602, #1176.
  3. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 26 May 2019), memorial page for Abraham Terpenning (Feb 1728–10 Jul 1791), Find A Grave: Memorial #23356812, citing Teerpenning Family Ground, Esopus, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ev C. (contributor 46846751).
  4. Hoes, page 315, #6434.
  5. Hoes, page 338, #6934.
  6. Hoes, page 330, #6750.
  7. Hoes, page 332, #6786.


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On 26 May 2019 at 17:11 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Terpenning-19 and Teerpenning-20 appear to represent the same person because: Clear to me that these are the same person (dates, wife, etc.). Teerpenning-20 is project-protected based on evidence that Teerpenning was his LNAB, so that is the merge destination.

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