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Ferdinandus Janz (Van Sichelen) van Sycklin (abt. 1635 - bef. 1712)

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Ferdinandus Janz "Ferdinand, Fernandus" van Sycklin formerly Van Sichelen aka van Sicklen, van Sickelen, van Schyellen, Vansycklyn
Born about in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgiëmap [uncertain]
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Long Island City, Queens, Province of New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Gravesend, Kings County, Province of New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Aug 2011
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Biography

Ferdenandus Van Sycklin, the progenitor of the Van Sicklen or Van Sickle family in America, was born in the Netherlands in Europe, probably in the province of Holland, about the year 1635. He emigrated to America in 1652. Like the great mass of the original emigrants to America, he probably belonged to a humble class in society, and came to this country when but a lad (about seventeen years of age) to better his condition in life. For a boy of that age to leave his parents and the land of his nativity, and come to the wild woods of America at that early day required a great deal of courage and stamina; yet this same courage and energy has characterized most of his descendants to the present time. (If boys of the present day should go to a new country, their minds would be so filled with ideas of pirace, and all sorts of trash derived from "Dime Novels," that they could not make an honest living and would be glad to send word to eh "old folks" to furnish money for cigars and tobacco).
Of his European ancestry nothing is known, "which is the case with most of early emigrants to New Netherland; intercourse with the relations in the fatherland having long ago ceased, and having, no doubt, been obstructed in consequence of the piratical conquest of the colony by the English in 1654, during a time of peace" [1]

...was an indentured servant to Gijsbert C Ouderkerk in Orange Co. for 4 years; this is how he came to America [1]

Was the first to inhabit New Netherland [1]

Was a Lt. in Gravesend, NY (Long Island) militia [1]

...He took the oath of allegiance in Flatlands in 1687, and is entered as 35 years in this country; consequently he emigrated in 1652. He (Ferdinandus, the I.)first settled in Flatlands, (in Kings County, Long Island); but in his latter days he removed to Gravesend, where he died about the year 1712. [1]

1698 Land Deed (image att) from Book 2 Conveyances

Family

"Ferdenandus Van Sycklin, the projenitor of the Van Sicklen or Van Sickle family in America, was born in the Netherlands in Europe, probably in the province of Holland, about the year 1635. He emigrated to America in 1652. Pg 80 "Ferdenandus Van Sycklin, the emigrant, married (about the year 1660) Eva Antonis Jansen (born in 1641), daughter of Antony Jansen Van Salee, by whom he had eight children -- three sons and five daughters, namely, "[2]
  1. Reinier, who married Jannetje Van Hooren; [2]
  2. Johannes, who married Jannetje [2]
  3. Ferdinand, who married Margrietje or Grietje ---[2]
  4. Margrietje or Grietje, who married Jan Albertse Terhune [2]
  5. Eva, who married Jan Berden or Bondet [2]
  6. Jannetje, who married Adrian Lane [2]
  7. Cornelia, who married Jan Cornelius Banta [2]
  8. Susanna, who was baptized May 1, 1681 [2]
"... all of whom where born on Long Island, in what is now Kings County, New York, in the last half of the seventeenth century. He took the oath of allegiance in Flatlands, (in Kings County, Long Island); but in his latter days he removed to Gravesend, where he died about the year 1712."

Church records

  1. 1681 May 01 Susanna - parents: Ferdinand van Sichelen, Eva Antonis; op N. Utrecht; witnesses: Jan Barendsz van Driest, Sara Antonis. [3]

Death & Estate

Abstract of wills reads: Whereas Ferdinandus Van Sickelen, late of Flatbush, Kings Co, died intestate, letters admin 20 April 1712 to son & heir Johanes, when widow refused. Abstracts of Wills Liber 8. page 87 [4]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 From A History of the Van Sickle Family in the United States of America by John Waddell Van Sickle starting on page 79
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Register in alphabetical order, of the early settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N. Y., from its first settlement by Europeans to 1700; with contributions to their biographies and genealogies, comp. from various sources. Bergen, Teunis G., 1806-1881 Register in alphabetical order, of the early settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N. Y., from its first settlement by Europeans to 1700 pg. 361
  3. David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998). via Chris Chester, "The Brouwer Genealogy Database"
  4. https://ia902704.us.archive.org/24/items/abstractswillso07kellgoog/abstractswillso07kellgoog.pdf

Acknowledgments

  • WikiTree profile Van Sichelen-1 created through the import of wikitree.ged on Aug 1, 2011 by Abby Brown.
  • Vansicklen-2 was created by Mark Stuckenborg through the import of Stinnett_Distant_Ancestors.ged on Jan 28, 2014.
  • Van Sycklin-59 was created by William VanSickle through the import of DeadVanSicklesAndFergusons.GED on Feb 28, 2014.
  • This person was created through the import of MASTER2011WIKITREE.GED on 27 January 2011. .
  • Thanks to Joshua Allen for this profile.
  • Estate and death entered by Meehan-411 5 Oct 2017.
  • Stephen Pratt Ph.D. by 5 Dec 2017. This profile showed a birth date of 26 Mar 1640 (no source cited).


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Book 2 conveyances on NY
Book 2 conveyances on NY

Collaboration

On 19 Feb 2018 at 12:01 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Van Sicklen-39 and Van Sichelen-1 appear to represent the same person because:

Hi,

No conflicting parents anymore, so I think these can be merged now ?

Greets from the Netherlands, Bea :)

LNAB according church record: van Sichelen ?

On 14 Nov 2015 at 04:00 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Van Schyellen-1 and Van Sichelen-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. Add aka Van_Schyellen. Thanks!

On 12 Nov 2015 at 01:38 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Van Sycklin-11 and Van Sichelen-1 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same fellow; please merge. Thanks!

On 3 Apr 2015 at 20:39 GMT Anne B wrote:

Steven, Michael, Bill et al. I noticed there are three Margrietje (Van Sycklin) Terhunes. Van Sycklin-16, Van Sycklyn-1, and Van Sycklin-61. I think there's an extra set of parents, also. I'm leaving it in your capable hands to decide LNAB and merge everybody. Have a good day. AnneB

On 15 Jan 2015 at 04:27 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Van Sichelen-1 and Van Sickelen-1 appear to represent the same person because: Moved from Pending to Merge

On 18 Oct 2014 at 19:23 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Vansicklen-2 and Van Sichelen-1 appear to represent the same person because: they were in an unmerged match & the New Netherland Settlers Approval System (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:New_Netherland_Settlers_-_Approval_System) now has them marked "Green" (NNS Category) and "Orange" (Merge Pending), indicating that the two are ready to be merged. Thanks!

On 18 Oct 2014 at 19:14 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Van Sycklin-59 and Van Sichelen-1 appear to represent the same person because: they were in an unmerged match & the New Netherland Settlers Approval System (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:New_Netherland_Settlers_-_Approval_System) now has them marked "Green" (NNS Category) and "Orange" (Merge Pending), indicating that the two are ready to be merged. Thanks!

On 17 Oct 2014 at 20:24 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

This Vansicklen-2 was imported several months ago as son of mother Margrietje Pieterse Coeymans, but that seems to be in conflict with other imports, and the relationships appear to be completely improbable.

So I am going to detach that mother, so that this Ferdinandus can be properly merged.



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