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Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg (1610 - 1662)

Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg aka de Mof, Garrison
Born in Grafschaft, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen (Germany)map
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 21 Jul 1639 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in New City, New Netherlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Oct 2012
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Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg was a New Netherland settler.
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Biography

Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg, alias De Mof, was most likely born in Germany betwen 1600 and 1610, since he was foreman of a farm by 1632. He died probably at New Utrecht in the latter part of 1661. His wife Clara Maathys in a deposition on 1 November 1641 stated that she was 31 years of age. They eloped around 21 Jul 1639. (GER HIS 001) P. 3.

HIS: Gerrit Jansen van Oldenburg was also known as "Gerrit de Mof" or "ye Muffe." In Dutch, "de Mof" is a derogatory term meaning "the German," and "van Oldenburg" indicated that Gerrit Jansen probably came from the county (Grafschaft) of Oldenburg in northwestern Germany, or the city of the same name. (GER HIS 001) P. 1. Gerrit Jansen van Oldenburg is first found in New Netherland in July 1632 when he was foreman of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer's farm on Manhattan Island; he apparently did not continue in that position, and in 1636 requested the grant of another farm from Van Rensselaer. In May 1638 he and Volkert Evertsen leased the farm "walensteyn" from Barent Dircksen. By July 1638 his problems has begun. at that time Teunis Nyssen brought court action against him for failure to deliver a cow. In May 1639 Gerrit and Volkert agreed to buy the farm from Barent Dircksen and then they leased it to Willem Willemsen and Jan Habsen. Phylllis J. Miller, "Garrison-Gerritsen Descendants of Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg alias Gerrit De Mof", New York Genealogical and Biographical record, January 1993, Vol. 124, Number 1 (GER HIS 001), P. 3., Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

(GER HIS 001) P. 2. According to O'Callaghan's translation, Gerrit was charged with rape 21 July 1629, but Van Laer's translation says the charge was "eloping with a certain widow." Gerrit pleaded that he and Clara Matthys were betrothed. He was fined 20 guilders and had to sign a 100 guilder note to obtain Clara's release from her contract with Jonas Bronck. (GER HIS 001) P. 2.

Issac Abrahamsen brought court action against Gerrit's partner Volkert Evertsen on 27 October 1639 and against "Gerrit de Moff" on 1 December 1639. On 23 Feb 1640 Barent Dircksen stated in court that he was ready to deliver the farm, provided Gerrit furnished security for the purchase money. Gerrit answered that he was drunk when he made the purchase and thus was not held by it. The dispute was referred to referees. Sometime in late February agreed to pay Barent Dircksen 232 guilders. In spite of all this, he lost his farm as his name is not associated with it again. (GER HIS 001) P. 2.

A patent for the farm "Pannebacker's Bouwery" on Manhattan was issued 17 February 1646, which he exchanged with Thomas Hall for "Mallesmit's Berg" on 27 Oct 1649 which Gerrit soon lost. (GER HIS 001) P. 2 and 3.

They possibly had a child, Claertie, no baptism found, would have to be born about 1648 or later. (GER HIS 001) P. 3.

Birth

1610 Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
BET 1600 AND 1610 Grafschaft, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany,

Death

18 JAN 1662 New City, Rockland, New York, United States

Church records

  1. 1640 01 Jul Anneken, Gerrit Janszen Van Aldenburgh. Wit.: Abraham Plancken, Laurens Pieters, Christina Viney.
  2. 1642 04 May Jan, Gerrt Janszen, Van Oldenburgh. Wit.: Jan Janszen dam, olof Stephenszen Van Courtlt., Elsje Jan Pieterszens.
  3. 1643 28 Oct Abraham, Jacob, tweeling, Gerrt. Janszen van Oldenburg. Wit.: Dr. Hr. Willem Kieft, gouvneur; Marie Philips, Ariaentie Hees.
  4. 1646 14 Oct Jacob, Gerrt. Janszen Van Oldenburg. Wit.: Hendrick Pieterszen, Engel Mans, Claes Cornelis. [1]

Sources

  1. Thomas Grier Evans. "Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York." In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. II. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
  • Laer, Arnold J. F. New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch: Register of the Provincial Secretary. Vol. I. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1974. 193-194.
  • Rensselaer, Kiliaen Van, and A. J. F. Van Laer. Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts: Being the Letters of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1630-1643, and Other Documents Relating to the Colony of Rensselaerswyck. Albany, N.Y.: University of the State of New York, 1908. 223, 224, 332.
  • Miller, Phyllis J. "The Garrison-Gerritsen Descendants of Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg Alias Gerrit De Mof." In The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1-9. 1st ed. Vol. 124. New York, N.Y.: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1993.
  • Source: S7 Record ID Number: MH:S7 User ID: 47A4FECF-6B7C-4E08-821C-323CE5445594 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Repository: #R1 Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Repository: R1 Record ID Number: MH:R1 User ID: 7D04E00A-6897-4914-85DC-4B52B33F2A80 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Text: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/33058633/family
  • Source: S00024 Author: Ancestry.com Title: New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - For individual sources please see the source information listed with each record. Many of the source documents are available in the Genealogical Research Library collect; Repository: #R00001 NOTEAncestry.com, New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - For individual sources please see the source information listed with each record. Many of the source documents are available in the Genealogical Research Library collect), _APID: 1,7831::0 . Repository: R00001 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S00062 Author: Phyllis Miller Title: The Garrison-Gerritsen Descendants of Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg Alias Gerrit De Mof Publication: Name: Name: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; Vol 124, January 1993, Number 3;; NOTEPhyllis Miller, The Garrison-Gerritsen Descendants of Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg Alias Gerrit De Mof (Name: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; Vol 124, January 1993, Number 3;), Phyllis Miller, The Garrison-Gerritsen Descendants of Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg Alias Gerrit De Mof (The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; Vol 124, January 1993, Number 3), Source Medium: Book .
  • Source: S00089 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: #R00001 NOTEAncestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
  • WikiTree profile Van Oldenburg-1 created through the import of Wallace-Morrill Family Tree.ged on Oct 12, 2012 by Lee Wallace.
  • Janszen van Oldenburg Garrison-1 was created by Andrea Wood through the import of Andrea Wood Hash Family Tree_2014-07-22.ged on Jul 22, 2014.


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Janszen van Oldenburg Garrison-1 and Van Oldenburg-1 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge into the NNS PPP. No tree conflicts. The alternate death from this match is Died November 1661 in New Utrech, New Holland, New York, United States, Thanks!
posted by Steven Mix
Despite the prefix capitalization, I am going to now go ahead and request this Van_Oldenburg-1 as PPP for NNS because the match is an unacceptable conglomeration of names in the LNAB field.
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