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Johannes (Vermilye) Vermilje (1688 - bef. 1782)

Johannes (John) Vermilje formerly Vermilye aka Vermillie
Born in New York Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 29 Oct 1713 in Manhattan, New Yorkmap
Husband of — married about 1734 in New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died before before age 94 in Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Aug 2009
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John (Vermilye) Vermilje was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Johannes Vermilje


Johannes Vermilje married Sarah Odell on Oct. 29, 1713. On the same day, his sister Hannah Vermilye married her brother John Odell. The marriages were recorded at the Manhattan, Reformed Dutch Church of NY.[1]

Sarah Odell Vermilje died, about 1733, possibly from complications in delivering daughter Rebeckah.

Johannes/John Vermilyea then married Marytje DeBruyn/Brown Bussing, the widow of Johannes Bussing. (Johannes Bussing was the nephew of Johannes Vermilyea, as it happened.) This must have happened about 1735, but no record of the event has yet surfaced.

Will Abstract

John Vermillie " of the Yonkers. " Farmer." Leaves to son Abraham all my homestead lands, dwelling house and Improvements which I bought of Wm Betts, being 100 acres. Leaves to daughters Antie, Maritie, Sarah and Rebecca £21 each. Leaves to sons Joshua and Frederick 99 1/2 acres of land, bought of Roger Barton, 65 acres bought of Samuel Betts, and 40 acres bought of Benjamin Betts. Leaves to his 3 sons a piece of salt meadow, bought of Nicholas Kortright, on Hudsons river. To son Johanes the land I bought of Anthony, Basley. To "grand sons" (actually sons) Gerardus and David 231 acres bought of Benjamin Betts. Provides for wife Maritie, and leaves legacy to grand son John son of John Kartright, Dated June 11, 1776. Proved April 23, 1782. Page 347 Westchester NY Wills.[2]


Presumably he died in Yonkers, where he signed his will, probably in April 1782.


Johannes Vermilyea had about 13 children, all born in Lower Yonkers, Westchester, Province of New York. Which children were born to which of his wives is disputed. Based on the analysis of Sandra Vermilea Todd, the division that follows appears more likely than others.[3]

Johannes and Sarah Odell Vermilyea had, in Yonkers, on these approximate dates:

  • unnamed child, b. 1714, died young
  • Johannes/John, b. about 1716
  • Antje/Anna, b. 1718
  • Abraham, b. 1721
  • Aeltie, b. 1723
  • Maritie, b. 1728, m. Johannes Waldron, her second cousin
  • Sarah, b. 1731, not mentioned in father's will so likely died young
  • Rebecca, b. 1733

Johannes and Marytje Brown Bussing Vermilyea had, in Yonkers:

  • Joshua, b. 1735
  • Frederick, b. 1737
  • Gerardus b. 1739
  • David, b. 1741
  • Benjamin, b. about 1743, m. Elizabeth Nodine


  1. NYRDC Marriage Record: , page 1167 of digitized microfilm 1713 29 Oct; Johannes Vermilje; Sarah Odel
  3. Todd, Sandra Vermilyea, The Vermilyea Family . . . 1662-2021, Generations 1-4, pp. 23-25, citing publications of the Dutchess County Genealogical Society, family records, and other sources.


  • Vermilye-2 was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged
  • Vermilye-38 was created on 14 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.
  • Abstract of will inserted by Meehan-411 20 August 2017.

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Vermilye-38 and Vermilye-2 appear to represent the same person because: Both profile the same man, who married Sarah Odell as his second wife. (There are two profiles for Sarah, also being merged.) Vermilye-38, which I just became the manager to facilitate the merge i'm proposing, has no other facts, But the profiles should be merged to eliminate the duplication.
posted by Halsey Bullen