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Neeltje (Van Couwenhoven) Vanderbilt (bef. 1705)

Neeltje Vanderbilt formerly Van Couwenhoven aka Couwenhoven
Born before in Brooklyn, Kings County, Long Island, Province of New Yorkmap
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Wife of — married about 1731 [location unknown]
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2010
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Neeltje (Van Couwenhoven) Vanderbilt was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Neeltje was baptized on 29 May 1705 at the Brooklyn Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York. The record lists her parents as "Cornelis Van Couwenhove and Margrieta." Witnesses were "Jan Luikasse [and] Maeike, his wife."[1] Dorothy Koenig reported this information in an email dated 5 Apr 2000. She identified Maeike as Mayke R[oelofs] Schenck who married Jan Lucas Van Voorhees on 5 March 1704 (his second wife), Bergen, p. 378. This makes her the baby's maternal aunt. [2]

Married Jacob Vanderbilt.

Abraham Van Horn and wife Antje were sponsors at the baptism of Neiltje's son Jacob Vanderbilt, April 1733, Readington Dutch Reformed Church, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.

Jacob and Neeltje Vanderbilt were sponsors at the baptism of Abraham's daughter Neeltje, 14 Apr 1734, same church. This suggests a blood relationship between these two families. Antje Van Horn's maiden name was Couwenhoven, and she had a sister named Neeltje, other data unknown. Jacob Vanderbilt's brother Aris married another sister from this family.


  1. Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, p. 182
  2. Source: #S185
  • Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, 1906.


  • This person was created through the import of family.ged on 21 September 2010.

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Think Benj Van Cleef needs to be detached...he married another Neetje.

Have posted this to G2G as the profile is PPP.

posted by Beryl Meehan
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