Dorothea Jansen Van Breestede

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Dorothea Jansen Van Breestede

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Birthplace: Bredstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death: Died in Hurley, Ulster, New York, USA
Place of Burial: Albany Dutch Church
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jan Janszen Van Breestede and Engeltje Schoonmaker
Wife of Volckert Janse Douw
Mother of Dorothea Volkers Douw; Anna Douw; Grietje Volckert Douw; Engeltje Volkerste Douw; Catrina Volkert Douw and 7 others
Sister of Jan Jansen Jansen Van Breestede; Elsje Jansdochter Van Breesteede and Tryntje Jansen Van Breestede

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About Dorothea Jansen Van Breestede

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/vb/dovbred.html

Dorite Jans is said to have come from "Breestede," (Denmark). But, perhaps, she was born in New Amsterdam about 1627!

She married New Netherland pioneer Volkert Janse Douw at the New Amsterdam Dutch church in April 1650. The marriage produced at least eleven children who established the Douw family in Albany and its environs.

These Douws were Beverwyck then Albany mainstays. He was a trader, skipper, brewer, and landholder. Volkert Janse owned acreage in the countryside around Albany and beyond. Dorite's large family knew a number of retreats throughout the region. Her family, the Van Breestedes, also had become prominent in greater New York.

Volkert Janse died in 1681. His will left Dorite use of his substantial estate. In 1684, she sold a large portion of Douw's Albany property to the Dutch church. At that time, her "house" was on Papsknee Island. A few years, later, she sold land on Schodack Island. In 1697, her house appeared on the census for the colony of Rensselaerswyck.

Dorite Jans Van Breestede Douw died in November 1701. She was buried from the Albany Dutch church.

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Dorothea Jansen Van Breestede's Timeline

1625
1625
Leiden,,Utrecht,Netherlands
1627
1627
Bredstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
1630
1630
Age 3
New Amsterdam,,,Holland
1641
1641
Age 14
1653
1653
Age 26
Albany
1654
1654
Age 27
New Amsterdam, New Netherland, America
1658
1658
Age 31
Albany, NY, USA
1673
1673
Age 46
1681
November 22, 1681
Age 54
Hurley, Ulster, New York, USA
1684
1684
Age 54