Frederick Jansen Janss (1620 - 1653)

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Birthplace: Groningen (province), The Netherlands
Death: Died in New Amsterdam, NY, USA
Occupation: Ship Carpenter
Managed by: Eric Charles Shotwell
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About Frederick Jansen Janss

Frederick JANSS (d.ca1653 or 1663), m. Grietien JANSS . The first record of this family, known to the compiler, comes from the Dutch colony of Pernambuco (now Recife) on the coast of Brazil. The first child of Frederick and Grietien, Anna FREDERICKSE, was baptised at the Dutch Reformed Church of Pernambuco on 16 Dec 1646. Two more children, Jan and Aeltje, were baptised there in Aug 1649. It is not known if Jan and Aeltje were twins, but they probably were not, since twins do not appear in Jan’s family. The Dutch ruled Pernambuco until 1654. Two years earlier, Frederick’s family moved to New Amsterdam, for later records indicate that Jan FREDERICKSE (John son of Frederick) arrived in the colony in 1652. Frederick Janss died before 1653 (or 1663), for in that year his widow married Jan Pieterse STAATS in New Amsterdam (per Ref. B1544). Ref. B1 indicates that this marriage took place in 1663, so Frederick may be the Frederick JANSZEN who was a sponsor at the baptisn of a child of Abraham PIETERSZEN and Elsje GERRITS at the New York Dutch Reformed Church on 22 Dec 1661. The compiler had originally concluded that this Frederick was the Frederick JANSEN who appears in the New Amsterdam records of the Dutch West India Co. on 30 May 1641. On that date he sued Claes Sybrantsen VERINGH forwages earned in making a canoe which had been delivered to VERINGH. Other records confirm that this Frederick was a "ship carpenter" and that he was from "Flensborch". Flensburg is a seaport in northern Germany, just south of the Danish border. In the 17th century Flensburg was located in Denmark. In 2001, Susannah NOE of Issaquah WA brought to the compiler's attention a website called "The Olive Tree Genealogy", created by Lorine McGinnis Schulze. This site includes her "reconstructed list of names of some of the survivors and dead on the Princes Amelia voyage from New Netherlands to Netherlands in 1647". This ship sank off the coast of Wales on 27 Sep 1647. Among the dead were: "Frederik JANSZ from Flensburgh drowned" and "Metgen BARENTS drowned. Wife of Frederik JANSZ from Flensburgh." Therefore there were at least two Frederick JANSS' in New Netherlands and ours was not the one from Flensburg.

More About Frederick Janss: Occupation: Ship Carpenter

    

Children of Frederick Janss and Grieten Unknown are:

 		i. 	  	Anna Blauw, born 1646 in Pernambuco, Brazil; died Unknown.
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Baptised: December 16, 1646, Dutch Reformed Church of Pernambuco, Brazil

 		ii. 	  	Aeltje Blauw, born Bef. August 1649 in Pernambuco, Brazil; died Unknown.
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Baptised: August 1649, Dutch Reformed Church of Pernambuco, Brazil

 	660 	iii. 	  	Jan Frederickse Blauw, born Bef. August 1649 in Pernambuco, Brazil; died Unknown; married Aeltje Jans 1677.
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Frederick Jansen Janss's Timeline

1620
1620
Groningen (province), The Netherlands
1646
December 18, 1646
Age 26
1649
1649
Age 29
Brasil
1652
1652
- 1652
Age 32
1653
1653
Age 33
New City, Rockland, New York, USA
1653
Age 33
New Amsterdam, NY, USA
1657
1657
Age 33
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
1662
1662
Age 33
New City, Rockland, New York, USA
1914
February 13, 1914
Age 33
Cheadle, Staffordshire, , England
1917
January 24, 1917
Age 33