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Jannetje Stevens Van Voorhees (1658 - 1709)

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Jannetje Stevens "Jantje" Van Voorhees
Born in Hees, Drenthe, Nederlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Flatbush, Kings, New Yorkmap
Wife of — married in Flatlands, Kings, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jerseymap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2011
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Jannetje van Voorhees was born about 1658 in the Netherlands to Steven Coerte (Coertse?) and his wife Willemtje Roelofse Seubering.

Immigration: 1660 New York,,New York

Jannetje married (1) Jan Martense Schenck,1672 in Flatbush, Kings, New York. He died in 1687, and she married (2) Alexander Simpson February 28, 1690 in Flatlands, Kings, New York. Jannetje died September 10, 1709 in New Jersey.[1]

  • Jannetje Stevens [Van Voorhees] (dochter van Steven Coerts en Willemtje Roelofs) geb. ca __-__-1658, trouwde (1) ca __-__-1675, Jan Martens Schenck, geb. ca __-__-1648, trouwde (2) 29-02-1690, Alexander Simpson, geb. ca __-__-1660.
In 1672, Schenck married Jannetjie Stephens van Voorheis with whom he had eight children;[2]...

Named in will of Jan Martense Schenck, dated 28 Jan 1688/9 (*):
  1. Annetje born about 1673; married 20 May 1692 Gerret Janse Dorlandt.
  2. Marten born 1675; married 2 Dec 1703 Cornelia Van Wessel.
  3. Willemtje born about 1677; married Pieter Wyckoff.
  4. Stephen born 2 Oct 1681; died young.
  5. Jan/Johannes bp 5 Nov 1682; died young.
  6. Neeltje bp 23 Nov 1683; married 5 Oct 1712 John Wyckoff.
  7. Stephen born 22 Jan 1686; died 6 Nov 1767; married 26 Sep 1713 Antje Wyckoff; daughter of Nicholas Wyckoff. Left will dated 7 June 1758; proved 25 Feb 1768.
  8. Aaltje/Aelken.
  9. Antje.


Jannetje Stevense /VanVoorhees/[3]


Wikipedia contributors, "Jans Martense Schenck house," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Wikipedia Jan Martense Schenck House (accessed April 13, 2016).


  1. 1681 Oct 02 Stephen - parents: Jan Martins, Jannetje Stephens; op Midwoud; witnesses: Adriaan Reijersz, Aaltje Stephens. [4]
  1. 1682 Nov 05; Jan Martensz Schenk, Jannetje Stevens; Jan; Martin Roelofs Schenk, Jannetie Ariens. [5]
  2. 1683 Nov 23; Jan Martensz Schenk, Jannetie Stevens; Neeltje; Elbert Stoothof, Sara Roelofs Schenk [5]
  • 1680 Dec 05; Court Stevensz, Marritie Gerritz van Cowenhoven; Annatje; Jan Martensz Schenk, Jannetie Stevens van Voorhees [5]
  • 1682 Aug 13; Albert Albertz, Hendrikje Stevens; Germichje; Jan Martensz Schenk, Jannetie Stevens van Voorhees [5]
  • 1685 Aug 16; Barent Jurriansen, Artie Stevens; Jan; Jan Martense Schenk, Femmetie Aukes van Nuys. [5]


  1. biography written using information in the WikiTree profiles for her so as to show how they're the same person; I have not verified any of the information included above
  2. The Rev. William Schenck, his ancestry and his descendants ... By Alexander Du Bois Schenck Publisher: General Books LLC (August 8, 2009) Language: English ISBN 0-217-10453-3 ISBN 978-0217104531
  3. Source: S102: Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members).
  4. 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"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Source: Ancestral Curios Flatbush baptisms


  • The WikiTree profile Van Voorhees-35 was created through the import of Callahan, Wiley, Plotner, Powell Family Tree - 2009.ged on Dec 2, 2011 by Ron Callahan.
  • The WikiTree profile VanVoorhees-48 was created by Mark Stuckenborg through the import of Stinnett_Distant_Ancestors.ged on Jan 28, 2014.
  • The WikiTree profile Van Voorhees-85 was entered by Sherrie Kohler, Sunday, January 19, 2014. (No sources given.)

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On 20 Mar 2016 at 20:51 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Van VOORHEES-146 and Van Voorhees-35 appear to represent the same person because: same dates and family

On 20 Jun 2014 at 23:41 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

VanVoorhees-48 and Van Voorhees-35 appear to represent the same person because: they have the same birth and death information. different husbands, but one died before marriage to the other.

On 20 Jun 2014 at 23:23 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Van voorhees-6 and Van Voorhees-35 appear to represent the same person because: Van voorhees-6 and other duplicate profiles for Jannetje, wife of Jan Martense Schenck, include enough information to confirm they were for the same person as Van Voorhees-35, whose profile shows her second marriage, to Alexander Simpson. Van voorhees-6, although a lower number, has a lowercase "v" for voorhees, making Van Voorhees-35 the lowest-numbered, correctly spelled profile for Jannetje. Thanks! Liz

On 20 Jun 2014 at 23:19 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Van Voorhees-85 and Van Voorhees-35 appear to represent the same person because: Van Voorhees-85 was identified as a duplicate profile for Jannetje, wife of Jan Martense Schenck. The duplicate profiles included enough information to confirm they were for the same person as Van Voorhees-35, whose profile shows her second marriage, to Alexander Simpson. Van Voorhees-35 is the lowest-numbered profile with the correct styling (two words, cap Voorhees). Thanks! Liz

On 20 Jun 2014 at 21:46 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Michael - should this profile be merged into Van Voorhees-35 or Van Voorhees-85 (I couldn't tell from your note to me whether those two were for the same person or not). Thanks! Liz

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