ONE: VAN METRES / VAN METERS
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V-4 Their Children
● Kroms (Croms) or Van Meterens?
When Jan Joosten "and wife" arrived in New Amsterdam in 1662, they were accompanied by five children whose ages were carefully recorded—fifteen, twelve, nine, six, and "two-and-a-half"—but regrettably not their names. Patronymics would have been especially welcome, to determine which of the five were sons and/or daughters of Willem Gijsbertsz Krom, and which of Jan Joosten van Meteren.
Compounding this mystery is the fact that Jan and Maycken's will mentions only four children: two sons, Joost and Gysbert, and two daughters, Geertje and the late Lysbeth. Who was the other child? And in what order were the five born, and to which father? As per usual, many webgens offer varying answers to these questions. As we sort them out, two perspectives emerge:
The "Van Meteren" standpoint, with all the children Jan Joosten's and
born in the following order:
● 1647: Lysbet(h) Van Meteren
● 1650: Catherine Van Meteren
● 1653: Geertje Van Meteren
● 1656: Joost Janse(n) Van Meteren
● 1660: Gysbert Janse(n) Van Meteren
The "Crom" standpoint, with the first three or four children Willem's and
born in the following order:
● c.1647: Hendrick Willems Crom
● c.1650: Lysbet Willems(e) Crom
● c.1653: Gysbert Willems Crom
● c.1656: Geertje [Willems] Crom
● c.1660: Joost Jansen Van Meteren
Two other child-candidates are easily dismissable. One is Floris Willems Krom or Crom, included by ~randall (as a "she"). ~luke says Floris, who emigrated to America before 1662, was "purported" to be the son of Willem by a first wife Janetje. Floris has in fact been identified by ~walkersj as Willem's cousin (see the Krom Tree). The other child-candidate is alluded to by ~hendrick:
Jane Hendrick's identity is unknown. It is widely reported in published genealogies and on the Internet that she was Jannetze Van Meyer, daughter of Macyken Hendrickson and Jon Josten [sic] Van Meter, and a first cousin of Hance Hendrick ... However, there is not a shred of documentation to support this claim and, in fact, there is no evidence that Jon Josten Van Meter (an immigrant to New Jersey who never set foot in Virginia) even had a daughter of that name.
the Crom and Van Meteren perspectives agree—more or less—on four of the
five children, we will review what is known (and has been guessed) about
these four, then consider some attempts to identify the Other Child.
A.K.A. Lysbeth, Elisabet, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Lysbedt, Lybet, Lisbet, Lysberth, Lyebeth, Lsybeth, and Lysbeyh: the eldest daughter of Maycken and Willem Krom, probably born circa 1650 in Opijnen, and named after both her grandmothers (Lysbet Voet and Lysbet Cornelisdr). In Kingston, New York on/about October 28, 1668 she married Joost Adriaensen (Adriaenszen) van Pynacker, the widower of Femmetje Hendricks of Meppel. Joost was also known by the surname Molenaer (Miller). He and Lysbet had four children:
baptized April 5, 1672
● Adrian, born circa 1675
● Willem, baptized October 13, 1678
● Hendrick, baptized April 24, 1681
Lysbet's stepfather Jan Joosten was a sponsor at the baptisms of Jannetie, Willem,
and Hendrick; it would appear that Jannetie was named after him. Lysbet
died before July 9, 1681, when Joost married his third wife, Maria Hay(s);
provision was made for Lysbet's children in Jan and Maycken's
will, drawn up on December 16th of that year. Joost
in turn died before October 17,
1683, when "the last will and Testament of Joost Adrians, deceased, was
proved"—appointing Jan Joosten "as tutor or overseer."
A.K.A. Geertjen, Geertse, Geertze, Geertie, Geertrud, Gertrude, Gerithje, Greetje, "Girty Jans," and (in one webgen) Meertie: the second daughter of Maycken and Willem Krom, probably born circa 1656 in Opijnen. Since Willem's sisters were named Willemken and Heylken (see the Krom Tree), Geertje might be named after an unknown sister of Maycken. Then too, ~walkersj lists Geertje without the patronymic Willems, which might start us wondering whether she could have been Jan Joosten's daughter and so truly "Girty Jans"; but even webgens with the "Van Meteren" standpoint give Geertje the surname Krom or Crom—some explaining this by marrying her off to "Gysbert Krom of Marbletown," who was in reality her own brother.
Geertje actually married Jan Hamel (Hammel, Hammell), the son of Dirk Theodorus van Hamel and Sophia van Wijckersloot,
Geertje and Jan had six children:
● Catrine or Catherina, baptized October 14, 1683
● Elizabeth or Elysabeth, baptized July 25, 1686
● Jan [John Jr.], baptized August 26, 1688
● Mayken or Mary, born about April 1693
● William, born about 1695
● Michal [a daughter], born about 1697
Geertje's stepfather Jan Joosten was a sponsor at the baptisms of the first three children. (Notice that by the later 1680s and '90s, strict adherence to Dutch naming customs has begun to lapse.)
In 1695 the Hamels/Hammels/Hammells accompanied Jan Joosten and Maycken to East
Jersey, living in Lazy (Lassa or Lessa) Point in Burlington County. Geertje died
before February 14, 1703, when Jan married Christina Van Roosevelt; Jan died in 1734.
A.K.A. Gilbert: the son (eldest? second?) or Maycken and Willem Krom, probably born circa 1653 in Opijnen, and named after Willem's father. Webgens identifying him as "Gysbert Janse(n)" tend to make him the youngest child, due to Joost Jansen's being shown preference in Jan Joosten will: "It develops that Joost Janse was the elder son, and, according to the provisions therein, received the heir-at-law's usual double portion."
Jan Joosten may simply have favored his blood son over his stepson. As if
to add indignity, some webgens depict Gysbert marrying "Geertje van Meteren"—his own
sister. In fact he married Geertie Arents van Vliet circa 1672
in Marbletown, New York; she was the daughter of Adrian Gerritsen van Vliet and
Agatha Jans Spruyt. Gysbert and Geertie had nine children:
● Catherine, born circa 1673 in Kingston
● Willem, born October 15, 1675 in Marbletown
● Mayken, baptized October 31, 1677 in Kingston
● Gysbert, baptized February 9, 1679
● Dirck, born circa 1681
● Hendrick (Hendric or Henric), baptized December 9, 1683 in Kingston
● Aegjen (Achie), baptized January 31, 1686 in Kingston
● Zacharias, baptized March 5, 1688 in Kingston; Lysbeth's twin
● Lysbeth (Elizabeth), baptized March 5, 1688 in Kingston; Zacharias's twin
Perhaps significantly, Jan Joosten did not serve as sponsor at any of Gysbert's children's baptisms. (Maycken did once, at Hendrick's.)
foot soldier in the militia from 1670, Gysbert was a lieutenant by 1700.
In 1705 he conveyed "his interest in
the estate of Jan Joosten which was bequeathed unto him" to Joost Jansen's
son John Van Metre; and witnessed a
similar conveyance from Maycken to her grandson. By 1709 Gysbert was a
trustee of Marbletown, still listed as an
officer (though "an old man") on its military roll. He died before October 24, 1724, when the Ulster County
Coroner claimed expense money for "enquiry of the body."
● Joost Jansen
A.K.A. Joost Jans, Joost Janse, Jooste Jans, Jooste Jansen, Joosten J., Joste
Jans, and (in one webgen) Jooste Hansen: evidently the only child of Maycken and
Jan Joosten, born in 1659 or 1660 in the Tielerwaard, and named after Jan
Joosten's father. The "Van Meteren" standpoint has Joost born a few years
earlier, in 1656; which minor adjustment makes a major difference in the Legend
of Joost Jansen Among the Indians. (See Chapter V-8 for this and the rest
of Joost's life, including his wife and children.)
● The Case for Hendrick
Hendrick, according to the prime Krom/Crom webgens ~walkersj and ~mountgen/crom, was the eldest child of Maycken and Willem; but other than his being born circa 1647, nothing more is said about him. ~luke adds that Hendrick was born in Opijnen but discounts him as one of Maycken's children, associating him instead with Floris.
Hendrick did accompany Maycken and Jan Joosten to America in 1662 as the
"fifteen-year-old," why is there no further mention of him? The most
likely reason would be that he died without issue, due to illness or accident—or
even the 1663 attack on Wiltwyck by the Esopus Indians. Then again we can
be imaginative and speculate that Hendrick, after quarreling with his stepfather
Jan, might have taken off for parts unknown and never been heard from again.
Either way it would have been a calamity, or at the very least inconvenient, for
a farming family to lose its oldest boy—lost not only to them, but posterity and
Fine Lineage as well.
● The Case for Maria
~luke declares that Maria Willems Krom, born circa 1656, was the Other Child
of Maycken and Willem. Maria married Dirck Janssen Schepmoes circa 1671;
he was born 1648 in New Amsterdam, the son of Jan Janszen Schepmoes and Sarah
Pieters van Orcum, who had emigrated to America by 1638. Maria and Dirck
had seven children:
● Johannes (Jan), baptized April 7, 1672
● Sarah, born circa 1674
● Dirkje (Dirrickje), born circa 1676
● Ragel (Rachel), born 1678
● Lea, baptized September 4, 1681
● Willem, baptized June 9, 1684
● Rebecca, baptized November 6, 1687
Schepmoes family webgens confirm that Maria was a Krom with the patronymic Willems—but only ~luke and ~longisland/conklin_0 connect her to Maycken's Willem Krom; the rest leave her parentless. ~lgillins/krom and ~longisland/haven say Maria was born in New Netherland circa 1650, and that she married Dirck in 1669 in New Amsterdam.
Neither Maycken nor Jan Joosten sponsored the baptism of any of Maria's children; and neither Maria nor her children are mentioned in Jan and Maycken's 1681 will. There is recorded interaction between Jan Joosten and Derick Schepmoes: after the death of Lysbet's widower Joost Adriaensen, Jan Joosten was appointed "arbitrator in proceedings regarding the sale of some land in Hurley, which had been sold to Derick Schepmoes by Adrience [sic] during his lifetime." But while this arbitration might have resulted in a permanent breach between the two families, it didn't take place until 1685.
this would suggest that Maria must have been the daughter of another Willem
Krom. In any event she presumably died between 1687, when her last child
was born, and 1703, when Dirck married Margariet (Grietje) Tappen. Dirck
lived on till 1723-24.
● The Case for Catherine
While the "Crom" standpoint supports Hendrick (or Maria) as the Other Child, the "Van Meteren" standpoint is united behind Catherine (A.K.A. Catharine and Cathrin), born circa 1650 between Lysbet and Geertje. Her absence from Jan Joosten and Maycken's will was explained by ~barbpretz/rogers as follows:
Another daughter, not named in the will, is supposed to have been Cathrin, and can only be accounted for by her marriage and in having received her portion and so disappears from consideration in the distribution of the property.
Geertje is mentioned in the 1681 will, but may not have married Jan Hamel till 1682; so let us pursue the case for Catherine. Some "Crom" webgens accept her as "Catherine Crom Van Metre" (or Van Metre, or Van Metern). All but one of the Catherine webgens agree she married Hendrick Mollenauer—or some variation on that name—and was the mother of Margaret Mollenauer, who would be the second wife of Jan Joosten's grandson John Van Metre and mother of most of his children.
Postponing study of Hendrick for a moment, note should be taken of ~garykueber's claim that Catherine Willemsen Crom married twice: first to "Ari van Etten" in 1695, then to "Hendrick Cortregt" in 1703. In actuality this was a different Catherine Crom, the eldest child of Gysbert Willems Krom of Marbletown: born circa 1673, marrying first Adriaen (Arian, Arie) van Etten in 1694; then, after his death in 1702, marrying Hendrick Hendrickson Kortreght.
● The Miller's Sons
Molenaar is modern Dutch for "Miller": an occupational surname often encountered, not least among Netherlanders. Among the many alternate spellings are Mollenauer, Mulinaar and Molenaer—the latter associated with Joost Adriaensen van Pynacker, who is said to have operated an Ulster County grist mill starting in 1658. At least one attempt has been made to identify Joost and Lysbet's son Hendrick (baptized 1681) with the Hendrick Mollenauer whom many webgens show as the husband of Catherine (Crom) Van Meteren—though this would mean she married her own nephew.
Were Joost, the husband of Lysbet, and Hendrick, the father of Lysbet's step-nephew's second wife, among the "hundreds of (presumably) unrelated Millers out there"—as ~roots-l/96aug remarks? Or could there have been some other, more direct affiliation between them? ~billmargy and ~randall state that Hendrick ("Hendryz") was the son of Andrian Molenaar/Mollenauer and Vermeulan or Vernmulean. Given the "elasticity" of the name Adriaen (Adriaan, Arian, Arien, Aert, etc.), it is not inconceivable that Hendrick and Joost Adriaensen could have been brothers; though ~dutchcolonies/joost says Joost was the son of Adriaen Dircksen, the miller of Pijnacker (Pynacker), and his wife Chieltgen Pieterse.
If there was no "Catherine Van Meteren," who married Hendrick and was Margaret's mother? There was a Catherine (Catalina) Bodine who married a Hendrick/Hendrix Mulliner/Mullinor/Mullinar and had five children: Yost/Joost, Arience/Ariency, Jan/John, Maryken/Mary, and Lisabet/Lisebet/Elizabeth. This Hendrick was "one of the pioneer settlers of the South Branch" in New Jersey; he died in Somerset County in 1719, and Joost Jansen's son Isaac Van Metre was appointed as his executor, with brothers John and Henry Van Metre as fellow-bondsmen. Isaac supposedly married Hendrick's widow Catalina.
But this was not the Hendrick Mollenauer whose daughter Margaret was born in Somerset County in 1687 and married John Van Metre in 1710. Meaning there were two, in separate generations: the Hendrick who died in 1719 was born circa 1681, meaning he could have been Margaret's brother and the older Hendrick's son (and possibly Joost Adriaensen's nephew). Or he could have been Joost and Lysbet's son who was baptized in 1681—note that Hendrick himself had children named Joost (Yost) and Lisabet.
all three of them—Hendrick, Lysbet's Joost, and Margaret's father—might have
been unrelated men who operated mills, or were the sons or grandsons of
millers—and so would go on to be muddlers of webgens, three centuries after
Jan and Maycken's 1681 "testamentary disposition" is examined in Chapter V-8.
Webgens with the "Van Meteren" standpoint (some without birthyears): ~barbpretz/heidgerd, ~barbpretz/rogers ("Joste Jans, Cathrin, Geertje, Lsybeth, and Gysbert"), ~barbpretz/vanmetre, ~fishers (all "Van Metern," including "Lysberth" and "Jooste Hansen"), ~friscia/d0004 (with "Jooste Jans" first), ~okrick (with Joost born 1652 instead of 1656), ~tate/topcities (ditto), ~richardson (calling Geertje "Girty Jans"), ~vm/smyth (p. 10), ~webpan (with "Lyebeth" and listing Gysbert before Joost), ~vnla.
~bobbistockton lists only "Jooste Jans," born circa 1650.
~vm/profiles displays the "Van Meteren" roster, but adds "It appears possible that Macyken Henderson [sic] was the widow of Willem Crom and that the first three children are from that previous marriage."
~prouty accepts the "Van Meteren" roster but says Lysbeth, Catherine, and Geertje were all born Croms—though referring to Geertje as "he (or she)," and also noting "only Catherine and Joost belong to Jan and Mycken [sic]."
~meanbunny/040 agrees that Maycken married Willem in 1645, but says she married Jan the following year and that their children were "Lysbeth Crom Van Meteren born 1647 ... Catherine Crom Van Meter [sic] born 1650 ... Gertrude Geertje Van Meteren born 1653 ... Joost Jansen Van Meteren born 1656 ... Gilbert Gysbert Jansen Van Meteren born 1660." (~meanbunny/134, on the other hand, says Willem was the father of Maycken's first three children.)
~vm/pioneers says Willem "Krorn" was the father of "Gysbert, Lysbet and Geertje ages 15, 12 and 9)" while Jan was the father of "Joost Jansen age 6 and Catherine age 2½."
~athens/oracle shows only Joost and Gysbert as Jan's children; while the ~barbpretz series officially recognizes only "Jooste Jansen VanMeteren" and "Catherine Crom VanMetern [sic]."
~zcm3/359 lists the "Van Metre" children as Lysbeth, Catherine Crom, Jooste Jans, Geertje, Lysbeth (again), Gysbert Jansen, Catharine (again), Geertje (again), and Gysbert (again).
Webgens with the "Crom" standpoint: ~dutchcolonies/joost; ~mountgen/crom and ~jenforum (both with "Elisabet"); ~walkersj (as "Krom": Lysbet, Gysbert, and Geertje all born in Opijnen; Geertje lacks a patronymic); plus the following six variations:
~garykueber mentions only three Crom children: "Elizabeth," Geertje, and "Catherine Willemsen"—who from her data is actually Gysbert's eldest child Catherine Crom.
~longisland/conklin_1 includes Floris and Maria along with Hendrick, Elizabeth/Lysbet, Gysbert, and Geertje/Gertrude; and gives Maria the birthyear 1656, while leaving Geertje's unknown.
~lucien/466 and ~uftree have Hendrick born circa 1642 in Zaltbommel, Lysbeth in 1643 in Zaltbommel, Gysbert circa 1650 (no birthplace mentioned), "Catherin ?1651?," and "Greetje" circa 1653 in Zaltbommel.
~luke discounts Hendrick, substituting Maria Willems Krom—with the same 1656 birthyear as Geertje.
~mountgen/hammell show Geertje as Willem's daughter, but calls her "Geertje Crom Van Meeteren" [sic].
~randall inclusively lists the following Croms: Floris (c.1647), Henfrick [sic] (c.1647), Elizabeth (c.1649), Catherine (c.1650), Gysbert (c.1651), Geertje (c.1652), and Maria (c.1653). Except for Catherine, each "died in Holland and was buried in Holland"—a constant refrain on the ~randall webgen.
Floris as a child-candidate: dismissed by ~luke and ~nyrockla ("the Elizabeth Williams Crum [sic] who married in Ulster County was NOT Floris's sister"). Floris Willems Krom (c.1635-c.1706) was the son of Willem Willemsz Krom (uncle of Maycken's husband Willem Gijsbertsz Krom). Floris married Helena Adriaens circa 1670 in Flatbush; Helena was born in Haaften in 1645/46, the daughter of Adriaen Lamberts Smith: ~walkersj, ~nyrockla. ~luke calls her "Helen A. Smidt" and says she was born in New Amsterdam.
"Also known as Lysbeyh Van Metern": ~okrick, which states in back-to-back sentences that Lysbet was born in Gelderland and "at Meppelen, Drenthe." The same is said of Geertje ("also known as Geertse") and Gysbert.
Lysbet's wedding date (or at least year): ~bodine/n3878, ~garykueber, ~luke, ~meanbunny/040, ~rbillard/marr, ~rclarke/krom, ~tate/topcities.
Lysbet's death date: ~garykueber. (~zcm3/200 says before 1682; ~luke says 1685.)
Lysbet and Joost's children: ~barbpretz/zimm, ~bodine/n3878, ~watsgw. Maycken was also a sponsor at Jannetie's 1672 and Hendrick's 1681 baptisms. Adrian and Willem were named after the parents's blood fathers; Hendrick might have been named after Maycken's father, or perhaps Lysbet's (possibly deceased) older brother—if she in fact had one. Lysbet herself, in the record of her children's baptismal records, is named "Lysbedt Willemsen," "Lybet Willems Crom," and "Lisbet Wilmsen Crom."
Joost Adriaens(z)en: also called Joost Adrians (~watsgw), Joost Adriansen (~bodine/n3878, ~zcm3/200), Joost Adrienceson (~vnla), Joost Adrienne (~vm/landgrant), Joost Andrians (~meanbunny/040, ~tate/topcities), and Jooste Ariencesen (~barbpretz/rogers). ~vm/smyth (p.10) calls him both Joost Adriensen and Ariencesen.
~luke and ~zcm3/200 estimate Joost's birthyear as around 1642; ~dutchcolonies/joost and ~rclarke/krom say he was baptized March 11, 1640.
Molenaer surname: ~bodine/n3878, ~luke, ~mountgen/crom, ~rclarke/krom, ~meanbunny/040 and ~tate/topcities (as "Molenaar"), ~zcm3/200 (as "Mollenauer").
Joost's death and will: ~watsgw. Also mentioned by ~barbpretz/heidgerd, ~barbpretz/rogers, ~rclarke/krom, ~vnla, and ~vm/smyth (p. 10), which date the death circa 1685, saying Joost was living in "Boswick" or "Bostwick" (Bushwyck) on Long Island. ~vm/landgrant interprets "Joost Adrienne's" will to mean he was "perhaps, the eldest child of Jan Joosten."
By his third wife, Joost had a daughter Sara (baptized in Kingston June 18, 1682): ~bodine/n3878. After Joost's death, his widow Maria Hay(s) married Captain Peter Praa of Newton, Long Island in March 1684: ~gedbrowser. (~odenkirk/05829 says Joost did not marry Maria till 1691.)
Geertje married to "Gysbert Krom of Marbletown": ~barbpretz/heidgerd and ~vnla. ~barbpretz/vanmetre gave Geertje the surname "Hamel (or Crom)." ~barbpretz/rogers calls "Geertze ... the eldest daughter, who, from the additional name of 'Crom,' suggests that she had been married before this time, or that she was the daughter of Jan Joosten by a former marriage and carried her mother's name as was the custom in Holland."
Geertje's husband and marriage year: ~barbpretz/rogers, ~garykueber ("before October 14, 1683"), ~luke ("Jam Homel"), ~meanbunny/040, ~mountgen/crom, ~odenkirk/6187, ~tate/topcities. ~boards and ~mountgen/hammell provide Jan's parents, siblings, and a birthyear circa 1652-56; ~mountgen/hammell adds a cautionary "I have not seen primary proof that [Jan] is the son of Dirk; however, some circumstantial evidence suggests he may be." ~rclarke/hamel states that Jan was Dir(c)k's son, but says nothing about his life or wife. ~boards expresses no doubts about the parentage of "John Hammell," but has him marrying "Meertie Crom Van Meeteren ... daughter of John Van Meeteren and Mayke Hendrix," adding that "Meertie" was born about 1661 in Burlington County, New Jersey.
Geertje and Jan's children: ~mountgen/hammell, ~watsgw. Maycken was also a sponsor at Catrine's 1683 baptism. Geertje herself, in her children's baptismal records, is named "Geertrud Crom," "Geertie Crom," and "Gerithje Krom."
"It develops that Joost Janse": ~vm/smyth (pp. 10 and 14).
~meanbunny/040 uniquely gives "Gysbert Jansen Van Meteren" a wife, "Caterin Dubois"; but offers no details.
~walkersj has Gysbert born circa 1653 in Opijnen—and circa 1650 in Pynacker. ~walkersj also gives him a first wife, Cornelia Bogart; and splits his second wife in two: "Geerie [sic] Arrents" (born circa 1650) followed by Geertie van Vliet (born circa 1654). ~olive/17th_6 makes Geertie Arents the first wife, Geertie van Vliet the second, and Cornelia Bogert [sic] the third. ~luke says Gysbert was born in "Drenth, Gelderland," but reassembles Geertie Arents van Vliet (born circa 1654) and records her parents and siblings. ~lucien/465 calls her Giertje van Vliet; ~mountgen/crom calls her Geertje Ariense van Vliet.
Gysbert and Geertie's children: ~lucien/465; ~luke (gives Dirck the same birthdate as Hendric[k]); ~olive/17th_6 (shows no birth or baptism dates for Catherine or Dirck); ~walkersj (says Dirck was born in 1681, but excludes the three youngest children).
"his interest in the estate of Jan Joosten": ~barbpretz/zimm—that is, the article "Lieutenant Gysbert Crom of Esopus, New York (Was he a Step-Son of Jan Joosten Van Meteren?)." Cited by ~walkersj.
Gysbert's death date: ~walkersj, ~luke, ~olive/17th_6.
Joost Jansen born in 1659 or 1660: ~bodine/n3880 (which also says 1656), ~rclarke/joost, ~vm/landgrant, ~watsgw.
Joost Jansen born in/circa 1656: ~vm/smyth (p. 14) "in France, Holland, or in the German Palatinate"; ~athens/oracle, ~barbpretz/vanmetre, ~bodine/n3878, ~friscia/d0008, ~meanbunny/037, ~richardson, ~vm/profiles, ~vnla (which also says 1652). ~tate/topcities says 1652; ~bobbistockton says "about 1650."
~luke says Hendrick Krom served as witness to the baptism of Floris Krom's son "Henrick," but gives no details.
Chapter VII of Augustus H. van Buren's A History of Ulster County Under the Dominion of the Dutch (~ulster_02) includes the "List of the Soldiers and Settlers, killed, wounded, or taken prisoners by the Indians at Wildwyck, on the 7th of June, 1663" in full. (Excerpts appear on various websites, e.g. ~watsgw, which cites Vol. 13, pp. 245-247 of Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York.) Among those taken prisoner were "Of Jan Joosten, 1 [woman], 2 [children]." Though a sixteen-year-old Hendrick would not have been a likely child-prisoner, he might have been joined the rescue party, of whom "three were killed and six wounded" (~ulster_02). See Chapter V-6 for more about the 1663 attack, those captured, and their rescue; and Chapter V-8 for the Legend of Joost Jansen Among the Indians.
The Schepmoes family: ~luke and ~lgillins/krom (which gives a more complete list of the children's birth/baptism dates); plus ~ironicallyyours ("Derik"), ~longisland/conklin_0, ~longisland/haven, ~seemyaccount.
~lgillins/krom and ~longisland/haven say Maria was born circa 1650 in "Kingston." Encyclopedia Britannica Online states the settlement of Esopus was founded in 1652, chartered as Wiltwyck in 1661, and renamed Kingston in 1669.
Dirck and "Maria Willems" were themselves baptized at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church on March 31, 1678.
"arbitrator in proceedings regarding the sale": ~barbpretz/rogers ("Schepmos"), ~barbpretz/heidgerd, ~vnla.
Dirck and his second wife had two children: Anna in 1704, and Aryantie or Arianntje in 1706: ~luke, ~lgillins/krom.
"Catherine Crom Van Meteren": ~barbpretz/364 ("Van Metern"), ~meanbunny/040 ("Van Meter"), ~zcm3/200 ("Van Metre").
Hendrick Mollenauer: ~okrick and ~zcm3/200. Variations on Hendrick Mollenauer: ~vm/smyth p.13 ("Hendrix Mullinar"), ~barbpretz/364 ("Hendrix"), ~billmargy ("Hendryz Molenauer Miller Mullinaar"), ~meanbunny/040 ("Henryz Molenauer Miller Mulinaar"), ~randall ("Hendryz"), ~tate/topcities ("Hendryz Mullinaar"). ~edianmoore strays a bit further, calling him "Art Mollenauer" and saying he died in "1806," 119 years after his daughter Margaret was born.
The husbands of Catherine Crom (Gysbert's daughter): ~olive/17th_6; ~hopefarm/vanetten shows five children born to Catherine and Arian van Etten between 1695 and 1702: Annetje, Jacobus, Rachel, Gysbert, and Arie—but resumes in 1720 and continues for another eight children, the last baptized in 1742. ~walkersj shows only one child, Jacobus. ~grammerc says Adriaen van Etten married "Catherine Crom (Krom) in 1694," "Crom about 1694," and "Catherine Crom Prom." ~uftree calls him "Adrian Arien van Etten"; ~tiara2 says "Arian Arien." ~kortright says Catherine and Hendrick Hendrickson Kortreght had a son, Hendrick Jansen Kortreght, who was born 1647-48 in Beest, Holland; this would appear to be Hendrick Hendrickson's father.
Joost Adriaensen's Ulster County grist mill and Hendrick Mollenauer as Joost and Lysbet's son: both ~zcm3/200.
Hendrick/Hendrix Mulliner/Mullinor/Mullinar: ~billmargy, ~bodine/f1423 (which says he was born before April 24, 1681, probably in Ulster County), ~roots-l/96jul (which says he died in 1712), ~vm/smyth (pp. 13 and 16). ~bodine/n3878 notes ~barbpretz/zimm's contention that "Hendrix Mulinaer/Muelenaer of Somerset, NJ was a son of Joost Adriansen Molenaer, a native of Pynacker"—in other words, that Hendrix was Lysbet's son Hendrick, born 1681.
~bodine/n3878 says Hendrick and "Katelyn" Muelenaer's children included "Joost Adriaensen," baptized 1707; Maryken, baptized 1709; and Lisabet, baptized circa 1712. ~bodine/f1423 adds Jan/John, born circa 1711; ~roots-l/96jul adds "Ariency," but gives no birth/baptism dates.
"one of the pioneer settlers": ~vm/smyth (p. 13), which says that Hendrick's will named his son Arience and Isaac Bodine as executors, but they both renounced, whereupon the probate court appointed Isaac Van Metre. ~vm/smyth (p. 16) says Isaac "(sup.)" married "Catalina, the widow of Molenaer Hendrickse, who died circa 1719," and cites Isaac's having served as executor of his estate. ~barbpretz/enjart agrees that "Isaac van Meteren" was executor (saying "it is quite probable" that he was Joost Jansen's son and brother of John and Henry Van Metre).
~bodine/f1423: Hendrick's wife was Catherine (Catalina) Bodine, born circa 1688 on Staten Island: the daughter of Jean Bodin(e) and Mary/Maria/Marie Crocheron. Her sister Sarah (c.1687-c.1712) was John Van Metre's first wife; his brother Isaac was Catalina's second husband; and John's second wife Margaret might have been Catalina's sister-in-law. One of Catalina and Sarah's brothers was Isaac Bodine, whom Isaac Van Metre replaced as executor of Hendrick's estate.
~watsgw gives an extensive account of the origins and intricacies of the Bodin(e) family; also see Part Three of Fine Lineage.
~bodine/n3878 says "Margrit" Mollenauer was born circa 1690 in Frederick County, Virginia: "Father Henderick Mollenauer Mother" [sic].
~bodine/n3878: John Van Metre and Margaret conveyed a parcel of land on the west side of the Raritan River to a Hendrix Mulinaer of Somerset County. (Whether this was Margaret's father, or her conjectured brother, is not clarified.)
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