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Catherine Polhemius (van der Werven)

Also Known As: "van/der/wevern/", "Catherine", "Catharine"
Birthplace: Breukelen, Breukelen, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Van Der Werven and Lemmertje Van Der Werven
Wife of Rev. Johannes Theodorus Polhemius
Mother of Margarietje Polhemius; Adrianna Sebring; Theodorus Polhemius; Lammetje Polhemus; Anna Van Wyck and 4 others

Managed by: Kjell-Ottar Olsen
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About Catherine Polhemius

New Amsterdam Immigrant

Children of Rev. Johannes Theodorus Polhemius; the oldest probably by an unknown first wife, and the rest by Catharina (Van Der Werven): Christina baptised Oct 7, 1629, at Meppel, the Netherlands; no further record. + Adrianna born about 1644, probably on the island of Itamarca, Brazil; died before 1702.

Algemeen Nederlandisch Familieblad, vols. 5 and 6, contain the baptismal records of the Dutch in Brazil but apparently covers only those at Recif. There are no Polhemus baptisms recorded probably because Domine Polhemus spent most of his time on Itamarca.

About 1660 Adrianna married Jan Roelofsen Sebring . . .  Theodorus born about 1646.  Lammetje born about 1648, probably on the Island of Itamarca, Brazil. She  married Johannes Willemse and although both she and her husband  were alive in 1702, no record has been found of any children.  Anna born about 1649, probably at Itamarca, Brazil, and was living in  1702. She married, about 1667, Cornelis Barentse Van Wyck, progenitor  of the Van Wyck family in this country. He was a native  of Holland and came to New Netherland about 1660 and settled in  Midwout. His name appears on the tax lists as early as 1664 and  he was allotted meadows in Canarsie (now a part of Brooklyn) in  1668. He was chosen Constable of Flatbush in 1675, and he took  the Oath of Allegiance to William, Prince of Orange, on September  26, 1687, at which time he stated that he had been in this country  twenty-seven years. He was living as late as 1712 as he was a witness  on May 12th of that year at the marriage of his youngest daughter  Adriantje. Cornelius & Anna (Polhemus) Van Wick had seven  children... 

Catharine VAN DER WERVEN�[Parents] was born in 1624 in of Brooklyn, Kings, New York. She died in 1702 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York. She married Johannes Theodorus POLHEMIUS in 1645 in Antwerp, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium.

Isle Of Itamarca, Brazil ??

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Catherine Polhemius's Timeline

Breukelen, Breukelen, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Age 16
Itamaraca, Pernambuco, Brazil
Age 24
Age 25
Itamaracá, Pernambuco, Brazil
Age 27
Itamaracá, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Age 29
Flatbush, Kings, New York, USA
Age 30
Itamarca, Brazil
- 1654
Age 35

She and her husband were forced to leave (Dutch) Brazil with the Portuguese took over from the Dutch.

Age 39
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Age 42
Midwout, Flatbush, New York, USA