Marinus van Aken

Marinus van Aken (1655 - 1724)

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Marinus van Aken aka van Auken, van Aaken
Born in Aachen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married 1682 in Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlandsmap
Husband of — married 11 Apr 1683 in Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlandsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Rochester, Ulster County, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified 17 Aug 2019 | Created 8 Feb 2015 | Last significant change: 17 Aug 2019
20:41: Ellen Smith edited the Biography and Death Place for Marinus van Aken (1655-1724). (some attempt at tidying the mess of carefully preserved tidbits from various Gedcoms, etc.) [Thank Ellen for this]
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Disputed Origins

Published genealogies and family sources have propounded a variety of theories regarding the origins of Marinus van Aaken, who is considered to be the ancestor of a large number of American families named Van Aaken, Van Aken, Van Auken, and other variants. His family name is generally agreed to mean "from Aachen," referring to the city of Aachen (also known as Aix la Chappelle) in Germany, near the Netherlands border. Probably due to the name, some Internet sources state that Marinus was born about 1655 or 1660 in Aachen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.[1]

Some publications and family trees have suggested that Marinus was a son of Jan Koster Van Aaken (also referred to as Jan Coster Van Aken),[2] This theory of Marinus' origins is contradicted by records in the Netherlands indicating that Jan Coster Van Aken died in the Netherlands and had no children as heirs.[3]

Pieter Van Ecke, a planter from Leyden who immigrated to New Netherland on 25 April 1659 In de Bever of Capt, Jan Reyerz Van der beets is another early arrival in New Netherland who has been proposed as the father of Marinus. There is no record of Pieter van Ecke subsequent to his arrival. A Van Aken genealogy website (by Harold Van Aken and Todd Robert Van Aken) quotes A. M. Ronk's 1900 book "Ulster County Pioneers" as describing a "family tradition" that Peter van Aken settled in the Esopus (Kingston, New York) area, two miles south of Rondout, as early as 1656. Ronk also suggested that Jan Coster van Aken and Pieter van Aken might have been brothers. Some family history researchers have proposed Pieter van Aken and Weyntje Marren as the parents of Marinus van Aken, but have not cited solid evidence. [4] Records in Kingston, New York, and the Netherlands identify Pieter van Alen (not Pieter van Aken) as the husband of Weyntje Marren; the suggestion that Marinus was a son of Pieter van Aken and Weyntje Marren appears to derive from a misreading of the name "van Alen."

Some sources have identified Pieter Van Aken and Calaertje Coppijns (married in Zeeland, Holland, 21 July 1652) as the parents, but there is no documentation for this.

Marinus was recorded in Cadzand, Zeeland, before emigrating. Dutch Reformed Church for Cadzand include two baptisms for sons named Marinus (or similar) during the appropriate time period for his birth:

  1. father: Marinus Jans, mother :Elsabeth, Eersabeth Roks, Rohs??. 17 May 1654.
  2. father: Jan Janssen mother: Francijntje Wobsille ? hard to read could one of these children perhaps be Marinus van Aken ?? 9 April 1656.
baptism record Marinus, Cadzand 17 May 1654

baptism record Marinus 9 April 1656 ,Cadzand


Here an ´Elisabeth Roks´ is mentioned (witness Baptism Neder-German Reformed Church) mother of the Marinus baptized in 1654 (van Aken ?)
03-05-1682 Getuige: Corijn Leijs, Marij Hendricks Amaker, Elisabeth Roks[5]

Biography

original marriage registration
Marinus Van Aken was born about 1660, probably in Holland. In Holland, some time before 1683, he married Prijntje Rents, born about 1660, presumably in Holland. She died before 1683, presumably in Holland. On 11 Apr 1683, Marinus married Pieternelle De Pre in the Dutch Reformed Church in Cadzand, Holland. She was born 1657/1658, in Holland.

Marinus and Pieternelle emigrated to America some time after their marriage in Cadzand on 11 April 1683 and before the baptism of a child of Marinus & Pieternelle was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, on 11 August 1685.

He was in Roundout/Kingston/Esopus Ulster Co., NY around 1683.

The name "Marinos Van Aken" appears on the roll of persons who took the oath of allegiance to the English government at Kingston in 1689.

Marinus died before 17 Oct 1724, in Rochester (now Accord), Ulster County, New York and is buried in Rochester (Accord).

Marriages

  1. Husband of Prijntje Rents; married before 1682 in Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlands
  2. Husband of Pieternelle (Du Pre) Van Aken married April 11, 1683 in Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlands
Husband: Marinus Van Auken
Wife: Pieternel Du Pre
  1. Child: Pieter Van Auken
  2. Child: Sara Van Auken
  3. Child: Cornelis Van Auken
  4. Child: Catrina Van Auken
  5. Child: Rachel Van Auken
  6. Child: Neeltje Van Auken
  7. Child: Abraham Van Auken
  8. Child: Issak Van Auken
Marriage: Date: 11 APR 1683 Place: Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlands[6]
van Aken genealogie: assumes Prijntje died before or in 1683 and they were married before this date, since they are mentioned as witnesses together at the baptism of the children from Cornelis and Josijntje.
4944 van Aken, Marinus Rents, Prijntje 1683
4945 van Aken, Marinus de Pree, Pieternella 1683
May have been born in 1658 Zeeland, Netherlands.
¨here they state one source is a Copy of Official Baptism Record from Cadzand, Holland. Written in Dutch¨from ,Marinus van Aken (here Auken) , it's in Dutch they say so if there is a original Birth certificate somewhere, his parents should be mentioned I guess ?
See: Olive tree

Death

Died October 1724 in Rochester or Kingston, Ulster, New York

Olive tree info

Part of Harold van Auken
Surname of Immigrant: Van Aken
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Marinus
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: before 11 August 1685
Origin of Immigrant: Cadzand, Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: ca. 1660 Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: before 17 October 1724; Rochester, Ulster Co., NY
Immigrant's Spouse: Pieternelle De Pre
Immigrant's Children:
  1. Pieter Van Aken bpt. August 11, 1685 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record #430.[7]). Died about December 16, 1756 in Lehman Twp, Pike County, PA. Spouse: Rustjen Damen m: April 09, 1707 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY.
  2. Sara|Zara Van Aken bpt. February 12, 1688 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY,(Bpt. record #553[8]) d. ? Spouse: Nichlaus Westfall b: in Kingston, Ulster County, NY m: October 20, 1712 in Kingston, Ulster Co. NY (marriage record # 286).
  3. Corneli(u)s Van Aken bpt. May 25, 1690 in Kingston, Ulster County. NY (Bpt. record #650[9]) d: abt. 1772 in Westfall Twp, Pike County, PA. Spouse: Sarah Westbrook bpt. June 10, 1694 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. #810) m: April 30, 1714 in Kingston, Ulster Co. NY (M. record #312 ) d: December 20, 1766 in Minisink, Orange County, NY[T.S. inscription]
  4. Catrina Van Aken bpt. October 16, 1692 in Kingston, Ulster Co. NY (Bpt. record #718[10]) d. ? Spouse: Cornelius De Puy bpt. January 06, 1688 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record #547) m: May 06, 1713 in Kingston, Ulster Co. NY (M. record #293) d:?
  5. Rachel Van Aken bpt. June 09, 1695 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record #852[11]) d: Bef. November 14, 1725. Spouse: William Decker; bpt. November 06, 1687 in Roosendaal, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record # 531) m: April 30, 1719 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (M. record #405)
  6. Neeltje Van Aaken bpt. September 11, 1697 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY (Bpt. record #988[12]) d. ? Spouse: Jan Emans b. in Long Island, NY m: November 18, 1724 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY (M. record #543) d: Bef. 1735; Spouse: 2nd Husband, Edward Robbertsz m: Bef. February 16, 1735.
  7. Abram|Abraham Van Aaken, bpt. October 29, 1699 in Kingston, Ulster County,, NY (Bpt. record #1118[13]) d: Aft. 1775 in Minisink, Orange County, NY. Spouse: Jannetjen DeWitt bpt. July 13, 1701 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record # 1251) m: ? in Rochester, Ulster County, NY d: Aft. 1767 in Minisink, Orange County, NY.
  8. Isack|Isaac Van Aaken bpt. July 05, 1702 in Rochester, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record 1329[14]) d: abt. November 27, 1761 in Montague, Sussex County, NJ Spouse: Rachel DeWitt bpt August 21, 1698 in Rochester, Ulster County, NY (Bpt. record # 1054) m: April 15, 1723 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY (M. record #501) d: ? in Montague, Sussex County, NJ.

Marinus Van Aken was presumably born in Holland. Marinus Van Aken and his first wife, Prijntje Rents where witnesses to a baptism on March 1, 1682 in Cadzand, Holland. Parents of the child baptized were Cornelis Van Aken & Jolyntje Vas.{1}

On April 11, 1683, Marinus was the widower of Prijntje Rents, when he married Pieternelle De Pre in Cadzand, Holland. Pieternelle was from Wingen, Holland. Witnesses to the marriage were Cornelis Van Aken & Jolyntje Vas. {2.} The first of Marinus and Pieternelle’s eight children was baptized in the Reform Dutch Church in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY on August 11, 1685;[7] therefore, they immigrated to America sometime between 1683 and 1685. Marinus first lived near Kingston, Ulster County, NY. The British had control of New Netherlands, and encouraged further settlements. The settlers in Klyne Esopus {Kingston} were all freeholders. They were granted land if they signed an agreement to be loyal to the British government. They were granted all the land they could clear and had to pay a specified number of bushels of wheat or other forest products a year to the governor.{4.} Among those who had taken the oath of Allegiance by 1 Sept 1689 was “Marinos Van Acar.”{5.} Later Marinus and Pieternelle moved to Rochester, Ulster County, NY. A deed dated Feb 10, 1694, {5.}shows Marinus Van Aken bought land from Aelbie Doorn [widow of Aert Doorn] at Mombaccus, NY. {near Rochester, Ulster County, NY.} All eight children of Marinus & Pieternelle lived to maturity, married and had children of their own. {3.}Marinus died in Rochester, Ulster County, NY sometime before October 17, 1724, at which date, Pieternelle, his widow, was remarried to Moses De Puy, a widower.(M. record #533) {3.} Marinus & Pieternelle Van Aken are my 7th great grandparents, and I am descended from their son Abraham.[verified by church records {2.} and death records.]

Sources of the above/Source of Information:
  • 1.Copy of Official Baptism Record from Cadzand, Holland. Written in Dutch.
  • 2.Copy of Official Marriage Record from Cadzand, Holland. Written in Dutch.
  • 4.Deed Book 2, page 134, 135 Kingston NY City Hall, Feb 10, 1694. 5. E. B. O’Callaghan, M.D., The Documentary History of the State of New York. (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons & co., 1850), vol. 1, p. 173. 6. New York Archives Transcribed by Chris Andrle, 11 Mar 1997. Role of names who took the Oath of Allegiance in the County of Ulster first day of Sept. 1689.

Research Notes

  • Note:Marinus van Aken (say 1660 - ) Charts: Strasser Coyne Ancestry <strasser_coyneancestry.htm>Pedigree for Rebecca Grace Pritchard Pedigree for Theresa Anne Coyne
Relationship: 7th great-grandfather of Theresa Anne Coyne.
Relationship: 8th great-grandfather of Dina Elizabeth Strasser.
Relationship: 9th great-grandfather of Rebecca Grace Pritchard.
Birth*: Marinus van Aken was born say 1660.
Marriage*: He married (first) Prijntje Rents .
Marriage*: Marinus van Aken married (second) Pieternel De Pre on 11 April 1683 in Cadzand, the Netherlands .1
Immigration*: Marinus van Aken immigrated between 1683 and 1685.
Family 1: Prijntje Rents ( - before April 1683)
Family 2: Pieternel De Pre
  • Pieter van Auken (bp.11 Oct 1685 - ) Baptism registered at the Reformed dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[7]
  • Sara van Auken (bp. 12 Feb 1688 - ) Baptism registered at the Reformed dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[8]
  • Cornelis van Auken (bp. 25 May 1690 - ) Baptism registered at the Reformed dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[9]
  • Catrina van Auken (bp. 16 Oct 1692 - ) Baptism registered at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[10]
  • Rachel van Auken (bp. 9 Jun 1695 - ) Baptism registered at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[11]
  • Neeltje van Auken (bp. 11 Sep 1697 - ) Baptism registered at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[12]
  • Abraham van Auken (bp. 29 Oct 1699 - a 13 Dec 1767) Baptism registered at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[15]
  • Isaak van Auken (5 Jul 1702 - ) Baptism registered at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[14]
  • Citations: [S625] Marriage: Marinus van Aken: "Anno 1683, Den 20 Maert syn ons wettelijcke ondertrout: Marinus van Aken Wedr. van Printjie Rents met Pieternelle De Pre, J.D. van Wingen. Getungen: Cornelis van Aken, Lowijs Verstrate, Jolijntje Vas, Grietje Antheunis. Getrout alhier Den 11 April 1683." Extract dated 10 September 1953, with seal of Rijsarchiv in Zeeland Marriage
  • Marinus had four sons and four daughters. Three boys eventually moved down the Old Mine Trail to the Delaware Valley and settled near Port Jervis then known as Mahockamack.
  • Before we move on to the Delaware Valley I'd like to talk about the spelling of our name. Although the name has been spelled primarily Van Aken or Van Auken in my direct line, Abraham Van Auken (1791) offers an interesting observation in that "It is an unpleasant fact that we of our family are not at all agreed upon the manner of spelling our name. It is spelled Van Auken, Van Aaaken, Van Aken and even sometimes Van Aker by men from the same ancestor. I do not expect we can now agree on a correct way of spelling it, and it may be we will never know what is the proper way to spell it. The children of the first families were not educated, in consequence of which, when it became necessary to write their names in business transactions &c, the same was done in the Dutch tongue, without any other guide than that of the oral sound, and due to the lack of attention in always speaking names properly great changes have occurred in many surnames in this valley (Delaware Valley)."[16]
  • Marynus Van Aken & Pieternel du Prie were sponsors at the baptism of Jan Chambers & Cornelia van Aaken's daughter, Lysbet, bpt March 08, 1696 [Hoes # 896 ][17]
  • Jan Chambers & Cornelia Van Aaken bpt a son, Marinus on June 08, 1701 [Hoes #1245][18]

Sources

  1. Source: #S950
  2. An earlier WikiTree profile cited The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America (A Genealogical Encyclopedia of the U.S.) (Frederick A. Virkus, editor, published in 7 volumes beginning in 1925, republished by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Md. 1987), vol. II, page 341, as having named Jan Koster Van Aken as Marinus' father.
  3. Van Aken genealogy website (by Harold Van Aken and Todd Robert Van Aken)
  4. Source: Who are the parents of Marinus Van Aken and Pieternelle De Pre?. Van Aken - Van Auken website. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  5. Zeeuwen gezocht witness Elisabeth Roks 1682
  6. Source: #S950
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 KRDC Bapt. Record: 1685 Oct 11; Marinus van Aken, Pieternel de Pre; Pieter; Pieter le Grand, Maritie Hanse
  8. 8.0 8.1 KRDC Baptism Record: 1688 Feb 12; Marinus Van Aken, Pieternelle des Prez; Sara; Jan Schenck, Beletje Pietersse
  9. 9.0 9.1 KRDC baptism Record: 1690 May 25; Marinus Van Aken; Cornelis;
  10. 10.0 10.1 KRDC Baptism Record: 1692 Oct 16; Marinus Van Aken; Catrina;
  11. 11.0 11.1 KRDC Bapt. Record: 1695 Jun 09; Marinus Van Aken, Piternelle Du Pree; Rachel; Salomon Du Boy, Rachel Sleghtenhorst
  12. 12.0 12.1 KRDC Baptism Record: 1697 Sep 11; Marinus van Aaken, Pieternel de Pree; Neeltje; Moses du Puy, Marytje Wyncoop
  13. KRDC Baptism Record: 1699 Oct 29; Marynus van Aaken, Pieternelle du Prie; Abraam;
  14. 14.0 14.1 KRDC Baptism Record: 1702 Jul 05; Marinus van Aaken, Petronella du Pree; Isack; Johannes Beekman, Aaltje Beekmans
  15. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1699 Oct 29; Marynus van Aaken, Pieternelle du Prie; Abraam;
  16. http://pages.prodigy.net/vanauken1/vanauken/
  17. KRDC Baptism Record: 1696 Mar 08; Jan Chambers, Cornelia van Aaken; Lysbet; Marynus van Aaken, Pieternel du Prie
  18. KRDC Baptism Record: 1701 Jun 08; Jan Chambers, Cornelia van Aaken; Marinus;
  • Source: S950 Abbreviation: Terry Strasser Title: Coyne/Strasser Connections, Terry Strasser <dutchlines@yahoo.com> online [1], accessed 1/13/2006


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Pieternelle van Aken birth record
Pieternelle van Aken birth record

Marriage record from Dutch reformed Community in Cadzand
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Collaboration

On 1 Sep 2017 at 22:48 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

According to the Van Aken/Van Auken/Van Nocker Facebook group, Marijn and Pieter, twin sons of Cornelis van Haecke and Cornelia Braems, were baptized in Sint Laureins, Belgium, on 23 December 1646. The parents had married in Sint Laureins in 1634. Pieter died and was buried on 21 January 1652.

Cornelis van Haecke is described as a son of Pieter van Haecke (born about 1567) and Josijntje van de Ghewelde (born about 1572). These grandparents of Marinus died in Adegem, a small village "just under" the city of Maldegem.

Does anyone here have access to the records described?

On 12 Jan 2017 at 05:29 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

The Van Aken/Van Auken/Van Nocker group hired a Dutch genealogist ("Marianne") to work o nidentifying the origins of Marinus Van Aken and family. According to posts in their Facebook group, they now believe they have good evidence that Marinus was "likely the son of Cornelis van Haecke & Cornelia Braems, and likely the grandson of Pieter van Haecke and Josijntje van de Ghewelde." This seems to be based mainly on court records from Wingen or Sluis.

One post says: The earliest mention of Marinus van Aken found so far is in 1667. In 1667 Marinus was a witness for the notary Cant jr. in Sluis. He must have been of age then, or he could not be a witness. From 1680 till the end of 1683 Marinus is involved in 21 civil lawsuits over debts (some owed to him, some owed by him).

On 14 May 2016 at 02:53 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

It seems likely enough that Marinus' father was named Pieter, since that was the name of Marinus' first son. However, if his mother had been named Claartje, wouldn't he have given that name to one of his four daughters???

On 31 Mar 2015 at 16:46 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Van Auken-21 and Van Aken-279 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. Van_Aken-279 is the appropriate merge destination because it is project--protected by NNS as the lowest-numbered profile for Marinus that has the preferred LNAB of "van Aken."

On 31 Mar 2015 at 16:46 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Van Aken-259 and Van Aken-279 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. Van_Aken-279 is the appropriate merge destination because it is project--protected by NNS as the lowest-numbered profile for Marinus that has the preferred LNAB of "van Aken."

On 15 Feb 2015 at 04:50 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Hi Ellen, I am going to match this to the other profiles, but we will need to get a PPP on it before you merge. But it will be more on our radar if it is matched.

This van_Aken-279 is the decided LNAB for NNS, after PPP, per the G2G | Settle on LNAB for Marinus Van Aken, born 1655 Jan 24, 2015.

On 1 Feb 2015 at 22:59 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

And one other Marinus with parents from 9 April 1656,will add this one in the Bio also ,both could be Marinus van Aken .still searching ,till now (year ca1662 ) no other Marinus ..

On 1 Feb 2015 at 21:15 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Found a Birth certificate from a Marinus baptized Reformed Church Cadzand 17 May 1654 ,parents: Marinus Jans and mother ..... very hard to read ,made a picture ,will paste it maybe someone else can make something out of it (Marinus written same as in the original marriage record I added in the Bio ) Here the parents still use patronyms it seems

On 1 Feb 2015 at 18:58 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

The marriage was for the Dutch reformed church/community ,but most other registrations were in the Neder Duits(Nether German) reformed Church/community .

On 1 Feb 2015 at 14:00 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Found the sisters of Pieter van Aken ,just as this man from Zeeland says ,there is a Janneken van Aken ,a Grietje van Aken and a Jorijntje (Josijntje) van Aken ,Pieter van Aken very often registered as a witness for all three ,also thought they might be connected already ,will add them with the records so at least that´s correct I guess. Will try to find the here mentioned record of Clara Coppijn(s) ,past away in 1663 according to this message

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