Annetje van Couwenhoven (1644 - 1673)

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Birthplace: Yoeternoude, Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Netherlands
Managed by: Met Leonard Jones, II
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About Annetje van Couwenhoven

pos Annetje Peterson was the daughter of Lt. Pieter Wolphertse Van Kouwenhoven. I came across this item in the Fall 1997 Swedish Colonial News. It has a Couwenhoven reference which may be of interest to you.

Anders Stille's Wife by Dr. Peter S. Craig

Deeds by Anders Stille, eldest son of Olof Stille, identify his wife as Annetje, the Dutch form of Anna. In testimony before the New Castle court, Anders stated that he had been familiar with the houses and streets of the town since 1658. In the 1671 English census of the Delaware, Anders was shown as residing in New Castle and married to the owner of his house, named Anna Peterson by the English census taker.

Who was Anna or Annetje "Peterson"? This has long stumped me. However, in working up a pending article on this 1671 census for future publication, I was struck by the fact that Wharton's cenuss was a door-to-door survey of each resident. Comparing his census with records of early patents and deeds disclosed, beyond question, that the house occupied by Anders Stille and his wife was owned by a Dutch brewer by the name of Pieter Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven, who was in prison at Manhattan in 1671 because he had defaulted on a mortgage of property in Elizabethtown, NJ, to Governor Philip Carteret of New Jersey. Pieter was not himself named in the census, perhaps to hide his identity from creditors. But, whatever the reason, the father's financial difficulties now tell us that his daughter, known as Annetje Pieters van Couwenhoven to the Dutch, was the wife of Anders Stille, the Swede. The house in New Castle was sold in 1672 and the Stille family moved to Christiana Bridge to live next door to Anders Stille's niece Elisabeth Petersdotter (Yocum), wife of the English soldier, John Ogle.

Dr. Peter S. Craig 3406 Macomb Street NW Washington DC 20016.

Pos Annetje Peterson was also known as Anna Pieterson. She was also known as Annetje Pieters. Annetje married Anders Olofsson Stille, son of Olof Persson Stille, in May. 1671.

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Annetje van Couwenhoven's Timeline

1644
1644
Yoeternoude, Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
1671
May 1671
Age 27
New Castle, DE, USA
1673
1673
Age 29
Netherlands
1675
1675
Age 29
Notingham, Chester, Pennsylvania
1684
1684
Age 29
1687
1687
Age 29
Christiana, New Castle, Delaware, United States