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Kier Wolters (abt. 1633 - 1724)

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Kier Wolters aka Wolthers, Wouters
Born about in Hees, Drenthe, Nederlandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1651 in Drenthe, Nederlandmap
Husband of — married 29 Jan 1668 in New York, Province of New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hackensack, Bergen, Province of New Jerseymap
Profile last modified 5 Apr 2019 | Created 14 Sep 2010
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Kier Wolters was born Abt. 1633 in Hees, Drenthe, (Gees, Arnhem), Holland, and died Abt. 1670 in Fordham, Bronx, New York. He married (1) Jannetye Jans Abt. 1651 in Holland, daughter of Jan Jans. She was born September 20, 1634 in Holland, and died Bef. 1668 in New Amsterdam. He married (2) Lysbeth Davids Ackerman January 29, 1667/68 in New York Dutch Reformed church. (Lysbeth Bellier was widow of David Ackerman)

Children of Kier Wouters and Jannetye Jans are:

  1. Grietie2 Kiersen, born Abt. 1651 in Drenthe, Arnhem, Holland.
  2. Walter Kiersen, born Abt. 1652 in Drenthe, Holland; died in New Amsterdam.
  3. Hendrick Kiersen, born Abt. 1650 in Drenthe, Geist, Holland; died Aft. 1694 in Fordham, Bronx, New York.
  4. Jannetie Kiersen, born Abt. 1654 in New amsterdam.
  5. Jan Kiersen, born Abt. 1655 in Drenthe, Arnhem, Holland; died Aft. March 28, 1749 in Harlem, New York.
  6. Tjerck Kiersen, born Abt. 1657 in New Amsterdam. Notes for Tjerck Kiersen: He was a member of the New York Dutch church in 1674.He was a witness to a baptism in the New York Dutch church on 28 April, and 30 August, 1674.


Purmerland Church (Purmerender Kerck) Texel to New Amstel, Delaware Nov 24, 1661; Kier Wolters, from Drenthe, his wife and 6 children. [1]

Court Records

  • On 24 Oct., 1665 he appears as Kier Wolters as a defendant against Reynier Rycken in regards to 271 florins in beaver that Kier owed Reynier [2]

Church records

  • 1668 Jan 29 Kier Wouters, Wedr. Van Jannetje Jans, en Lijsbeth Davids Ackerman. [3]


  1. Olive tree List of Passengers who go there from the City of Amsterdam to the colony of New Amstel (New Castle, Delaware) on the South (Delaware) River Cites source: Delaware Papers: Passenger Lists of Colonists to the South (Delaware) River colony of New Netherland, 1661 in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 60 (1929), 68-70
  2. The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini; edited by Berthold Fernow. Index; Wolters, Kier v, 147, 300, 303, 321
  3. Samuel S. Purple. "Marriages from 1639 to 1801 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York" In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. page 33 Vol. I. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.


  • This person was created on 14 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.
  • WikiTree profile Wolthers-1 created through the import of tree.ged on Jun 4, 2011 by Carolyn Living. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Carolyn and others.
  • Wolters-267 was created by Beth White through the import of Sennett Eugene Family Tree(1)_2016-05-21_2016-05-21.ged on May 28, 2016.

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On 20 May 2018 at 23:58 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Wolters-267 and Wolters-2 appear to represent the same person because:


These are the same and can be merged now thanks !

LNAB according earliest record (emigration) is Wolters, will look if perhaps the first marriage or other records can be found for them as well :)


Bea :)

On 17 Sep 2017 at 17:16 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

Wolters-2 and Wolters-267 are not ready to be merged because: Setting these to a match as a g2g will be started shortly.

On 28 Aug 2017 at 00:58 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Wolters-267 and Wolters-2 appear to represent the same person because:


These probably are duplicates so they can be merged, see info and sources Wolters-2, his first wife Jannetje Jans is mentioned there as well.

Thanks !

On 28 Aug 2017 at 00:56 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Wolters-267 and Wolters-2 appear to represent the same person because:


These probably are duplicates so they can be merged, see info and sources Wolters-2, duplicate-267 has first wife Jannetje Jans that's mentioned in this Bio as well.

Thanks !

On 30 Dec 2015 at 16:57 GMT John Balow wrote:

Hi Steven,

This passenger list :

makes it appear that Kier returned to the Netherlands to collect his family and re-immigrated in 1661. This would seem to be supported by the following account:

What do you think?

On 28 Nov 2015 at 17:15 GMT John Balow wrote:

Hi Steven,

I'm pursuing the possibility that this person is the same as this one:

and that he immigrated on this ship:

What do you think?


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