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DESCENDANTS OF COERT VAN VOORHEES
Genealogy

FIRST GENERATION

STEVEN KOERTS is the immigrant ancestor of the VAN VOORHEES family in the United States of America. Steven was born abt 1600 near Hees in the Province of Drenthe in Holland.

From newsletter of the Van Voorhees Association; Vol 6, No 1; 1988: The name of the first wife was found on the marriage certificate of daughter of Marchien. She was mentioned on the certificate as a daughter of "Steven Cours and the late Aaltjen Wessels."

After the death of Aeltjen, Steven married (2) in Holland WILLEMPIE ROELOFSE SEBRING born about 1619; died 1690; daughter of Roelof Sebring and (unknown). Steven was apparently a man with some means as he was able to provide for his family for several months before purchasing several acres of land in the village of Amersfoort in New Amsterdam. He also purchased all of the equipment needed to start a brewing business. He was a respected member of the community entering into the civic and religious affairs. Several tracts of land were passed to his heirs when he died 16 Feb 1684. He left will dated 25 Aug 1677.

From Van Voorhees Newsletter; Vol 16; No. 1; 1998;

Recent correspondence with Peter R. Newcombe of Devon, England, has revealed another son of Coert Van Voorhees. Albert Coerts Voorhees was born 1590 and died about 1660 Hees Holland. He remained in Holland where his descendants stayed in Drenthe until about 1950.

SECOND GENERATION

Children of Albert Coerts Van Voorhees and (unknown):

+1. Coert Alberts born about 1620; married Swaentien Willems; resided at Voorhees Holland.

Children of Steven Van Voorhees and Aaltjen Wessels:

+1. Coert born about 1638 in the Netherlands; died after 20 June 1699 Flatlands NY; married Marretje Gerretse Van Couwenhoven bp 10 Apr 1644 Brooklyn RDC; died between 1702 and 1709; daughter of Gerret Wolfertse Van Couwenhoven and Aeltje Cool.

2. Wessel bp 25 Sep 1640 Netherlands; buried there 14 Jan 1641.

3. Marchien/Mergin born about 1640 Netherlands; married 14 Dec 1664 to Roelof Oostinge. Possibly married (2) Remmelt Willemse. There is no evidence that she removed from the Netherlands.

4. Hendrickje born about 1640 Netherlands; married Jan Kiersen in the Netherlands; they emigrated with the family of her father in 1660.

Children of STEVEN VAN VOORHEES and WILLEMPIE SEBRING:

+5. Lucas born about 1650 Netherlands; died after 28 Dec 1724; married (1) Catherine Hansen Van Nostrand born 30 Nov 1653 LI NY; daughter of Hans Hansen and Jenneken Gerrets Van Loon; married (2) Jannetje Minnes 26 Jan 1689 Flatbush, daughter of Minne Johannes Mineola and Rensje Fedders.

+6. JAN born 1652 Netherlands; married (1) 17 Mar 1678 Cornelia Reiniers Wizzelpenning 17 Mar 1678, daughter of Reiner Wizzelpenning and Jannetje Snedeker; Cornelia died about 1680; married (2) 8 Oct 1680 FEMMETJE AUKES VAN NUYS bp 12 Mar 1662 Brooklyn; died after 1772; daughter of Auke Jans Van Nuys and Magdalene Peters. They resided Flatlands NY and Jan made his will there 3 Jan 1723; probated 20 Nov 1735.

+7. Albert born Netherlands; died after 14 May 1727; married 24 Apr 1681 Helletje Reiniers Wizzelpenning; daughter of Reiner Wizzelpenning and Jannetje Snedeker; died about 1691. Albert married (2) Elena Vander Schure bp 23 Oct 1667 New Amsterdam; daughter of William Vander Schure and Grietje Platenburg. He moved about 1686 to a tract of land north of Hackensack NJ.

8. Aeltje born Netherlands; married Barent Jurjansen Ryder.

9. Jannetje born Netherlands; died after 5 July 1694; married (1) Jan Martense Schenck who died after 28 Jan 1688/9; married (2) 29 Feb 1690 Alexander Simpson.

10. Hendrickje born Netherlands; died 1692 or 1693; about 1676 married Albert Terhuyne bp 13 Aug 1651 Flatbush.

THIRD GENERATION

Children of Coert Alberts Van Voorhees and Swaentien Willems:

+1. Hilbert Coerts born about 1644; died after 1709; married Geertjen Hendriks who died before 1709.

+2. Wessel Coerts married 1677 Aaltjen Freriks Veeningen. He moved to a farm in Veeningen near Auidwolde Drenthe which his wife owned. He changed his name to Veeningen as was the custom.

Children of Coert Van Voorhees and Marretje Van Couwenhoven:

+1. Steven born about 1667; died 16 Feb 1723/4; married (1) Agathe Janse.

2. Neeltje born 30 June 1676 Flatlands NY; died 4 Aug 1750 Monmouth Co. NJ; married Gerrit Roelofse Schenck born 27 Oct 1671 Flatlands NY; died 5 Sep 1745 Pleasant Valley Monmouth Co. NJ; son of Roelof Martense Schenck and Neeltje Gerretse Van Couwenhoven.

3. Marretje married 11 Dec 1681 Jacob Remsen.

+4. Albert married (1) Sarah Willemse Cornell who died 1736; daughter of Willem Cornell and Margrietje Polhemus; married (2) 15 May 1743 Willempie Suydam born 1723; daughter of Ryck Suydam and Elizabeth Willemse; married (3) 1 Dec 1744 Ida Vanderbilt. Albert left will dated 14 May 1747 and proved 14 Apr 1748.

5. Gerrit married (1) Mensje Jans; married (2) 26 Apr 1685 Willemje Peters. Gerrit left will dated 10 Oct1702; proved 23 Sep 1704.

6. Altie married (1) Johannes Willemse; married (2) 16 Apr 1687 Rutgert Van Brunt.

7. Cornelis bp 23 Jan 1678 Flatlands NY; married Antie Rappaleje bp 27 Mar 1681 RDC Flatbush NY; daughter of Daniel Jorise Rappaleje and Sarah Clock.

8. Annatie bp 5 Dec 1680 Flatlands NY; married Jan Rapalje born 17 Dec 1673; died 1733; son of Jeronemus Rapalje and Anna Denyse.

9. Johannes bp 20 Apr 1683 Flatlands NY; died before 5 Feb 1758 Fishkill NY; married (1) 19 Nov 1703 Barbara Van Dyck born 20 Dec 1682 Flatlands NY; died 18 Apr 1743 Fishkill NY; married (2) 2 May 1744 Sarah Van Vliet.

Children of Lucas Van Voorhees and Catherine Van Nostrand:

1. Possibly Jan bp 19 Feb 1675; married 10 Oct 1697 Ann Van Ducyhuysen bp 7 Apr 1677; died 5 Jan 1702; daughter of Jan Teunisen Van Ducyhuysen and Agatha Elbertse Stoothoff; married (2) Mayken Roelofse Schenck born 14 Jan 1683/4 Flatlands NY; died 25 Nov 1736; daughter of Roelof Martense Schenck and Annetje Pieterse Wyckoff; married (3) 25 Jan 1737 Jannetje Remsen bp 27 July 1701; died 24 Aug 1747.

2. Stephen bp 16 Sep 1677 Flatbush NY.

3. Hans bp 7 Sep 1679 Flatbush NY.

4. Jannetje bp 8 Oct 1681 Flatbush NY; died 17 Apr 1758 Flatlands NY; married (1) 24 June 1704 Martin Roelofse Schenck born 22 Jan 1661; died 2 May 1727; son of Roelof Schenck and Neeltje Van Couwenhoven.

5. Willemptje bp 9 Nov 1683 Flatbush NY.

6. Annetje bp 25 Apr 1686 Brooklyn Dutch Church; died 1774; married William Van Couwenhoven born 7 Mar 1686; died 19 Jan 1769; son of William Gerretse Van Couwenhoven and Jannetje Monfort.

Children of Lucas Van Voorhees and Jannetje Minns:

7. Catryntie born Flatlands NY; married 3 May 1712 Roelof Nevius born Flatlands NY; died 1756; son of Peter Nevius and Jannetje Schenck.

8. Elsje.

9. Reinsche married 22 May 1714 Johannes Van Nostrand; son of Garrett Hansen Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen.

10. Willemptje bp 15 Nov 1694 Brooklyn NY; married 27 Aug 1715 Martin Nevius born Flatlands NY; son of Peter Nevius and Jannetje Schenck.

11. Roelof married (1) 26 Apr 1715 Helena Stoothoff; daughter of Gerret Stoothoff and Johanna Nevius; married (2) Neeltje Schenck born 25 Dec 1698; married (3) 5 Dec 1745 Margaret Cornell.

12. Minne born 1698; married (1) 25 Apr 1717 Antje Wycoff born 1 Sep 1693 New Brunswick NJ; daughter of Garret Pietersen Wycoff and Catherine Johanna Nevius; married (2) Lemmetje Stryker.

13. Albert born 10 May 1698; died 28 Oct 1734; married (1) 10 May 1720 Ariantje Ditmars born 23 May 1703; died 14 Apr 1721; daughter of Laurens Ditmars and Elizabeth Hegeman; married (2) Catryntje Cornell born 4 Sep 1703; daughter of Cornelius Cornell and Janetje Hegeman.

14. Possibly Abraham born 8 Jan 1702 Flatlands NY; died 27 May 1785; married Neeltje Cortelyou born 18 July 1703 New Utrecht NY; died 24 Oct 1795; daughter of Jacques Cortelyou and Marretje Hendrickse Smock.

Children of Jan Van Voorhees and Cornelia Wizzelpenning:
All children named in will of Jan dated 3 Jan 1723;

+1. Stephen bp 20 Dec 1679 Flatbush. He married (1) Catrina Van Duyn who was mother of all his children. He married (2) Sarah (unknown). Stephen left a will dated 12 Nov 1757; probated 18 Sep 1759. He was a farmer at Jamaica LI.

Children of JAN VAN VOORHEES and FEMMETJE AUKES VAN NUYS:

+2. Auke bp 21 May 1682 Flatbush; married Catharina Sebring but it is not certain that she was the mother of all his children.

3. Willemptje bp 24 Feb 1684 Flatbush; married 16 Oct 1706 Flatbush Jacob Wyckoff bp RDC NY 30 Sep 1676; son of Nicholas Wyckoff and Sara Montfoort. Moved to vicinity of Middlebush NJ.

+4. JAN bp 2 May 1686 Brooklyn NY; married 27 Aug 1715 NEELTJE (NELLIE) NEVIUS, daughter of Pieter Nevius and Jannetje Roelofse Schenck, at Middlewout 17 May 1715. Their deaths are recorded as 7 Feb 1771 for Jan and for Nellie as 19 Jan 1766. Jan's Bible is at the Interlaken Historical Library, Interlaken, Seneca Co. NY. They were in New Brunswick NJ in 1717 when they joined the RDC; they again joined 1749 suggesting that they had moved elsewhere for awhile.

+5. Roelof married Antie (unknown) and she died Sep 1757. Roelof died 1 Dec 1772 leaving an unrecorded will dated 17 Nov 1770.

6. Magdalena born Flatbush; married 1 Nov 1712 Jacobus Amerman; son of Derck Jansen Ammrman and Aeltje Paulus Vander Beek.

+7. Lucas born about 1698; married Ida (unknown).

8. Albert married Ariantje Vandervort.

9. Abraham married Syntje Van der Veer.

10. Femmetje.

11. Jacobus bp 29 Mar 1696 Brooklyn.

Children of Albert Van Voorhees and Helletje Wizzelpenning:

1. Cornelia bp 14 Oct 1681 Flatbush NY; married 17 Apr 1703 Juriaen Lubbertse Westervelt; son of Lubbert Westervelt and Geesie Van Houten. Resided Hackensack NJ..

2. Stephen bp 28 Oct 1683 Flatbush NY; died young.

3. Stephen bp 12 Apr 1685 Flatbush NY; married Jannetje Allica or Alje.

4. Jannetje bp 22 Apr 1690 Bergen NJ; married 4 Oct 1712 Gerrit Abramse Ackerman bp 3 May 1685 RDC New York; son of Abraham Davidtse Ackerman and Aeltje Van Laer.

5. Willemptje born about 1691.

Children of Albert Van Voorhees and Elena Vander Schure:

6. Jan born about 1692; married Elizabeth Van Orden.

7. Willem bp 10 Mar 1694 Hackensack NJ.

8. Margaret bp 11 Jan 1695 Hackensack NJ; married Pieter Alice or Altje.

9. Lucas bp 26 Feb 1699 HackensackNJ; married 2 Sep 1726 Annetje Kip.

10. Jacobus bp 29 Sep 1700 Hackensack NJ; married 22 Sep 1732 Janetje Ackerman.

11. Rachel bp 4 Oct 1702 Hackensack NJ; married Gellyn Ackerman.

12. Albert bp 27 Aug 1704 Hackensack NJ; died 23 Oct 1779; married 20 June 1735 Cornelia Van Giesen.

13. Petrus bp 3 Nov 1706 Hackensack NJ; died 26 Oct 1779 New Brunswick NJ; married 21 June 1734 Geesjean Romaine; daughter of Daniel Claesen Romaine and Maritie Westervelt.

14. Isaac bp 1 Aug 1708 Hackensack NJ; married 26 Nov 1731 Urseltje Romeyn.

FOURTH GENERATION

Children of Hilbert Coerts Van Voorhees and Geertjen Hendriks:

+1. Kourt Hilberts born 1691; died before 1743; married Auke Hendriks.

Children of Wessel Coerts Van Voorhees and Aaltje Freriks Veeningen:

+1. Frerik Wessels married 1710 Jantje Jans.

Children of Steven Van Voorhees and Agathe Janse:

1. Lucretia; died between 1728 and 1731; married about 1715 Nicholas Willemsen born about 1680; died 10 Sep 1779; son of Willem Willemsen.

+2. Coert bp 15 Nov 1694; married Peternelletje (unknown).

Children of Albert Van Voorhees and Sarah Willemse Cornell: All named in will of Albert dated 14 May 1747;

1. Coert died 31 May 1757; married Annatje Van Dyck who died 30 June 1760; daughter of Achias Van Dyck and Jannetje (unknown).

2. Elizabeth married 3 Nov 1714 Rutger Van Brunt who died 7 Apr 1760; son of Cornelis Van Brunt and Tryntje Bennet.

3. Mary born 23 Feb 1700 Flatlands NY; married Jan Van Nostrand; son of Gerret Van Nostrand and Jannetje Remsen.

4. Margaret born 23 Feb 1700 Flatlands NY; died 23 Apr 1787; married (1) 11 May 1723 Petrus Stoothoff who died 20 Apr 1727; son of Gerrett Stoothoff and Johanna Nevius; married (2) 18 Mar 1727/8 David Nevius bp 14 May 1702 Brooklyn NY; died 19 Oct 1775; son of Pieter Nevius and Jannetje Schenck.

5. Aeltje born 3 May 1709; died 4 June 1788; married 9 Nov 1728 Wilhelmus Stoothoff born 30 May 1709; died 14 Feb 1783; son of Garrett Stoothoff and Johanna Nevius.

6. Antje born 15 Apr 1711; died 18 Mar 1741/2; married 3 Aug 1731 Hendrick Cortelyou born 18 Apr 1711; died before 5 Mar 1777; son of Jacques Cortelyou and Aetje Boerum.

7. Neeltje married Christopher Hooglandt born 2 Apr 1708; died 18 Jan 1766 Flatlands NY; son of Harmanus Hooglandt and Adriana Stoothoff.

Children of Stephen Van Voorhees and Catrina Van Duyn:
Children named in will of Stephen dated 12 Nov 1757;

1. Cornelia.

2. William bp 1 Aug 1708 Brooklyn NY.

3. John bp 28 May 1710 Brooklyn NY.

4. Stephen.

5. Cornelius bp 31 July 1715 Jamaica LI NY.

6. Ruluf.

7. Jacob bp 2 Apr 1721 Jamaica LI NY.

8. Lucas bp 7 Apr 1723 Jamaica LI NY.

9. Antje.

10. Elizabeth bp 24 Aug 1729 Jamaica LI NY.

Children of Auke Van Voorhees and Catharina Sebring:

1. John.

2. Isaac bp 8 Jan 1720/1 Staten Island.

3. Abraham.

4. Aaron.

+5. Auke married Nelti Sutphin.

Children of JAN VAN VOORHEES and NEELTJE NEVIUS:
From Bible records Interlaken Historical Library, Interlaken NY;

+1. John born 13 Feb 1716; married Lea Springsteen; daughter of Joost Springsteen.

2. Peter born 25 Jan 1718; bp New Brunswick NJ; died before 1789 Conewago PA; married Sophia Vanderbogart about 9 Nov 1750 at New Brunswick NJ.

3. Johanna/Femmetie born 25 May 1720; died 13 Aug 1749.

4. Wilhelmina born 24 Oct 1722; died 18 Dec 1749.

5. Jacob born 8 Apr 1725; died Oct 1749.

6. Roelof born 29 Feb 1728; died 20 Dec 1749.

7. Abraham born 8 Feb 1730.

8. NELLIE born 19 Feb 1732; bp 16 Apr 1732 RDC Staten Island N; married 21 Feb 1754 JOHN SEBRING; son of Folkert Sebring andMarytje Auten. John born 27 Oct 1731; bp 20 Nov 1731 Raritan NJ. They went to the Lakes Country of Seneca Co. NY with other members of the Sebring family. Nellie died there 8 Dec 1801 and John died 12 Sep 1804 They are both buried in Gospel Lot Cemetery Ovid NY.

+10. Abraham born 1 Dec 1735; bp Jamaica LI NY; married (1) 24 Apr 1755 Elizabeth Sebring bp 16 Feb 1736 Raritan NJ; daughter of Folkert Sebring and Neeltje Van Arsdalen; died 29 Aug 1789. Abraham married (2) 23 Feb 1792 Nellie Nevius born 24 March 1739; daughter of David Nevius; died 26 May 1802. Abraham married (3) Jannitje Bergen bp 5 Aug 1750 Raritan, widow of Joris Rappelyea and daughter of Evert Bergen and Jannetje Hegeman. She died 20 Mar 1812 Bridgewater NJ. Abraham made his will at North Branch NJ March 1807; probated 13 May 1808; he died 6 May 1808.

Children of Roelof Van Voorhees and Antie (unknown):
Children named in unrecorded will of Roelof dated 17 Nov 1770;

1. Femmetje born 28 Oct 1721; died 27 July 1793; married 30 Apr 1748 Johannes Ditmars bp 31 Aug 1718; died 23 Nov 1756; son of Johannes Ditmars and Jannetje Remsen.

2. Catalina born 7 Sep 1726; married Joris Remsen.

Children of Lucas Voorhees and Ida (unknown):

1. John.

+2. Abraham born 1727; died before 1801; married Geertje Lott born 1731; died before 1761.

3. Sarah.

FIFTH GENERATION

Children of Kourt Hilberts and Auke Hendriks:

+1. Jan Dulman born 1730; died 1783; married Lammigien Luigies born 1747; died 1782.

Children of Frerik Wessels Veeningen and Jantje Jans:

+1. Wessel Freriks married 1735 Hilligje N. N.

2. Hilligje Feriks married 1733 Jan Jans ter Haar.

Children of Coert Van Voorhees and Peternelletje (unknown):

1. Antie born 27 June 1721; married Jan Ryersen.

2. Cornelis bp 17 Oct 1731; died young.

3. Cornelis bp 12 Aug 1733.

Children of Auke Voorhees and Nelti Sutphin:

1. Elizabeth born Feb 1761.

Children of Abraham Van Voorhees and Elizabeth Sebring:

1. Folkard born 7 May 1756.

2. Nelly born 13 June 1759.

3. Mary born 2 July 1762.

4. Elizabeth born 6 May 1768.

Children of Abraham Van Voorhees and Geertje Lott:

+1. Lucas born 1753; died 1812; married Johannah Dumont born 1758; died 1840.

+2. Isaac born 1755; died 1833; married Jane Vanderveer born 1760; died after 1835.

3. Abraham born 1753.

4. Nellie born 1757.

SIXTH GENERATION

Children of Jan Dulman Van Voorhees and Lammigien Luigies:

+1. Hendrik Willems born 1767; died 1866; married Aaltjen Jans born 1768; died 1849.

Children of Wessel Freriks Veeningen and Hilligje N. N.:

+1. Lucas Wessels married 1772 roelofje Klass Mulder.

Children of Lucas Voorhees and Johannah Dumont:

+1. Isaac L. born 1793; died 1867; married Abigail Voorhees born 1794; died 1867; daughter of Isaac Voorhees and Jane Vandeveer.

Children of Isaac Voorhees and Jane Vandeveer:

1. Abigail born 1794; died 1867; married Isaac L. Voorhees born 1793; died 1867; son of Lucas Voorhees and Johannah Dumont.

2. Charity born 1779; died 1852; married George Ditmars born 1773; died 1855.

3. John.

4. Seeche.

5. Elinor.

6. Abraham.

7. Jacobus Vanderveer.

8. Baleeche.

9. Alletta born 1800.

10. Jane born 1800.

11. Mary.

12. Mary.

SEVENTH GENERATION

Children of Hendrik Willems Van Voorhees and Aaltjen Jans:

+1. Koop Sanders born 1814; died 1893; married Roelfje Eding born 1817; died 1891. He changed the name from Willems.

Children of Lucas Wessels Veeningen and Roelofje Klass Mulder:

1. Hilligje Lucas Wessels married 1794 Harm Everts Kloeten.

Children of Isaac L. Voorhees and Abigail Voorhees:

+1. Isaac born 1821; died 1892; married Ann Eliza Garretson born 1825; died 1902.

2. William Dumont born 1829; died 1882; married Mary Perrine Garretson.

+3. Peter I. born 1825; died 1905; married Myra Stryker Van Nuys born 1831; died 1893.

4. Emma born 1839; died 1916; married John H. Garretson born 1835; died 1924.

EIGHTH GENERATION

Children of Koop Sanders and Aaltjen Jans:

1. Luchina born 1851; died 1925; married Hendrik Warringa born 1850; died 1919.

Children of Isaac Voorhees and Ann Eliza Garretson:

1. Mary Garretson born 1850; died 1942; married William Blackwell born 1846; died 1885.

Children of Peter I. Voorhees and Myra Stryker Van Nuys:

1. William Dumont born 1855; died 1938; married (1) Cornelia Brokaw born 1853; died 1925; married (2) Lavinia Williamson.

2. Mary Garretson born 1872; died 1943.


Updated 10 Dec 2000