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Gerrit Wolfertse van Couwenhoven

Also Known As: "Gerret Wolfertson van Couwenhoven", "Gerrit Wolfersen van Couwenhoven"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Nieuw Amersfoort (Flatlands), New Netherland Colony
Place of Burial: New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Wolfert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven and Neeltgen Jacobsdochter Jansen
Husband of Aeltje Cornelis Cool
Father of Willem Gerretse van Couwenhoven; Jan Gerretse Van Couwenhoven; Neeltje Gerritse Schenck (Van Couwenhoven); Marretje Gerretse Van Couwenhoven; Jakemijntje Van Couwenhoven and 1 other
Brother of Jacob Wolphertse van Couwenhoven; Derick Wolfertse van Couwenhoven and Pieter Wolphertse Van Couwenhoven, Lieutenant

Occupation: farmer
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About Gerrit Wolfertse van Couwenhoven

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" 'This day, date underwritten, before me Cornelis Van Tienhoven, secretary, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, appeared Wolphert Gerritsen and Gerrit Wolphertsen, as guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool, and at the request of said Lambert Cool, have permitted him to go with his cattle to his brother-in-law Claes Jansen, in order to take up together some plantation or farm, and we the principals in the capacity aforesaid have consented hereto as we are bound in the place of father and mother to promote the above named Lambert Cool's interest and we cannot perceive that he will earn anything, much less prosper so long as he remains with his father, Cornelis Lambertsen. We have therefore considered it advisable to permit him to do something for himself in company aforesaid. Done at Fort Amsterdam the 22 of August 1639.

This is the mark x of Wolphert Gerritsen

This is the mark x of Gerrit Wolphertsen

Maurits Jan and Frerick Lubbertsen ; witnesses'

'Consent of the guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool to let Cool remove his cattle and take up a farm with his brother-in-law Claes Jansen' 'Copied with slight variations from E. B. O'Callaghan's manuscript translation of the original in the New York Colonial MSS., Vol. I, p. 155, which was destroyed in the Capitol fire of March 29, 1911, Albany, October 4, 1933 ;signed A.J.F. van Laer' on Aug 22, 1639.

On March 11, 1647, Gerrit Wolphertson (Van Kouwenhoven) received a patent for "a certain piece of land, gouat the (Ma) Rechawieck, both the maize and woodland, on the marsh of the Gouwanus Kil, between the land of Jacob Stoffelsen and Frederick Lubbertsen, extending from the aforsaid marsh till into the woods, till to the land of said Frederick, till to the land of Andries Huddle, northeast by north, a little northerly, 148 rods: behind through the woods, till to the land of the aforesaid Jacob Stoffelsen, southeast by east 80 rods next to the land of Jacob Stoffelsen aforesaid, till to the aforsaid marsh, southwest a little westerly 165 rods, along the marsh to the place of beginning 60 rods, with an oblique outpoint: amounting in all to 29 morgens, 341 rods." Patents, GG, 172

This plot evidently fronted on the main road leading from Flatbush, through the village of Breuckelen, which was located at this point, to "the Ferry," and is included in lands marked as G. Martense's on Butt's map. Wolphertsen sold this property to Nicholas Jans, baker, of New York on Mar 11, 1647.

Gerret, oldest of the three sons, settled in Midwout (Flatbush) near Achterveldt on 50 morgens of land, deeds for which are dated January 26, 1638 and September 16, 1641. In 1643, Gerret was one of a group sent to the Staats General in Holland to present the forlorn and defenseless condition of New Netherlands settlers due to Director Wilhelmus Kief's inciting war amongst the Indians. Grandsons of Gerret; Cornelius, Albert, Peter, and Jacob--settled in Monmouth County, NJ about 1700. Another grandson, William, remained in Flatlands."

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Notes for Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven:

Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven was also known as Gerret Wolphertse Van Kouwenhoven. Gerret Wolfersen Van

Kouwenhoven was also known as Gerret Kouwenhoven. Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven was also known as Garret

Wolfert Van Couwenhoven. Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven was also known as Gerret Wolfertse Van Couwenhoven.

Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven was also known as Gerret Wolfersen Couwenhoven. Gerret Wolfersen Van

Kouwenhoven was also known as Gerret Wolferse Van Couvenhoven. 1639. Document (MDC:10).

"This day, date underwritten, before me Cornelis Van Tienhoven, secretary, in the on sented hereto as we are bound in the place of father and mother to promote the above named Lambert Cool's interest and we cannot perceive that he will earn anything, much less prosper so long as he remains with his father, Cornelis Lambertsen. We have therefore considered it advisable to permit him to do something for

himself in company aforesaid. Done at Fort Amsterdam the 22 of August 1639.

This is the mark x of Wolphert Gerritsen

This is the mark x of Gerrit Wolphertsen

Maurits Jan and Frerick Lubbertsen ; witnesses

"Consent of the guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool to let Cool remove his

cattle and take up a farm with his brother-in-law Claes Jansen"

"Copied with slight variations from E.B. O'Callaghan's manuscript translation

of the original in the New York Colonial MSS., Vol. I, p. 155, which was

destroyed in the Capitol fire of March 29, 1911, Albany, October 4, 1933 ;

signed A.J.F. van Laer."

On August 22, 1639. On March 11, 1647, Gerrit Wolphertson (Van Kouwenhoven) received a patent for "a certain piece of land, gouat the (Ma) Rechawieck, both the maize and woodland, on the marsh of the Gouwanus Kil, between the land of Jacob Stoffelsen and Frederick Lubbertsen, extending from the aforsaid marsh till into the woods, till to the

land of said Frederick, till to the land of Andries Huddle, northeast by north, a little northerly, 148 rods: behind through the woods, till to the land of the aforesaid Jacob Stoffelsen, southeast by east 80 rods next to the land of Jacob Stoffelsen aforesaid, till to the aforsaid marsh, southwest a little westerly 165 rods, along the marsh to the place of beginning 60 rods, with an oblique outpoint: amounting in all to 29 morgens, 341 rods." Pattents, GG, 172

This plot evidently fronted on the main road leading from Flatbush, through the village of Breuckelen, which was located at this point, to "the Ferry," and is included in lands marked as G. Martense's on Butt's map. Wolphertsen sold this property to

Nicholas Jans, baker, of New York. On March 11, 1647. -------------------- Emigrated with his father in 1631 resided in Flatlands, Long Island. Bought July 26 1638 of Andrus Hudde 50 morgens of land at Achtervelt in Flatlands He was one of the 8 men representing the people who Nov 3 1643 memorialized the States General for relief in consequence of their forlorn and defenceless condition as per p 139 of Vol I of Doc of Col His of NY Mar in 1647 a patent was issued in his name dated after his death for 19 morgens of land in Brn on the valley of Gowanus Kil between the lands of Jacob Stoffelsen and those of Frederick Lubbertsen

Trivia

Conover Street in Brooklyn was named for John Conover, an eighteenth-century Brooklyn landowner. Conver is likely a corruption from "Cowenhoven" (itself from the Dutch Kouwenhoven), the name of a well-known early family. Source: Benardo, Leonard, and Jennifer Weiss. Brooklyn by Name: How the Neighborhoods, Streets, Parks, Bridges, and More Got Their Names. New York: New York University Press, 2006. page 63. -------------------- Gerret Wolfertse vanCouwenhoven (son of Wolfert Gerritsz vanKouwenhoven and Neeltje Jans) was born ABT 1610 . He died ABT 1645 (Other spouses: )

Gerret Wolfertse vanCouwenhoven married Altje (Adeline) Cool on ABT 1635 .

Altje (Adeline) Cool (daughter of Cornelius Lambertse Cool and Aeltje Brackhoenge) was born . She died . (Other spouses: )

They had the following children:

William Gerrrese vanCouwenhoven born: ABT 1636 . died: ABT 1728

SURNAMES

-------------------- Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven was born circa 1610 at Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands. He was the son of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven and Neeltgen Jacobsdochter. Gerret married Aeltje Cornelis Cool, daughter of Cornelius Lambertse Cool and (Unknown) (Unknown), circa 1635 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York. Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven died circa 1648 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York; Was probably after patent issued.

    He was also known as Gerret Wolphertse Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Gerret Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Garret Wolfert Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Gerret Wolferse Van Couvenhoven. He was also known as Gerret Wolfertse Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Gerret Wolfersen Couwenhoven. On Aug 22, 1639

1639. Document (MDC:10). "This day, date underwritten, before me Cornelis Van Tienhoven, secretary, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, appeared Wolphert Gerritsen and Gerrit Wolphertsen, as guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool, and at the request of said Lambert Cool, have permitted him to go with his cattle to his brother-in-law Claes Jansen, in order to take up together some plantation or farm, and we the principals in the capacity aforesaid have consented hereto as we are bound in the place of father and mother to promote the above named Lambert Cool's interest and we cannot perceive that he will earn anything, much less prosper so long as he remains with his father, Cornelis Lambertsen. We have therefore considered it advisable to permit him to do something for himself in company aforesaid. Done at Fort Amsterdam the 22 of August 1639.

This is the mark x of Wolphert Gerritsen This is the mark x of Gerrit Wolphertsen

Maurits Jan and Frerick Lubbertsen ; witnesses "Consent of the guardians of Lambert Cornelissen Cool to let Cool remove his cattle and take up a farm with his brother-in-law Claes Jansen" "Copied with slight variations from E.B. O'Callaghan's manuscript translation of the original in the New York Colonial MSS., Vol. I, p. 155, which was destroyed in the Capitol fire of March 29, 1911, Albany, October 4, 1933 ; signed A.J.F. van Laer." On Mar 11, 1647

On March 11, 1647, Gerrit Wolphertson (Van Kouwenhoven) received a patent for "a certain piece of land, gouat the (Ma) Rechawieck, both the maize and woodland, on the marsh of the Gouwanus Kil, between the land of Jacob Stoffelsen and Frederick Lubbertsen, extending from the aforsaid marsh till into the woods, till to the land of said Frederick, till to the land of Andries Huddle, northeast by north, a little northerly, 148 rods: behind through the woods, till to the land of the aforesaid Jacob Stoffelsen, southeast by east 80 rods next to the land of Jacob Stoffelsen aforesaid, till to the aforsaid marsh, southwest a little westerly 165 rods, along the marsh to the place of beginning 60 rods, with an oblique outpoint: amounting in all to 29 morgens, 341 rods." Pattents, GG, 172

This plot evidently fronted on the main road leading from Flatbush, through the village of Breuckelen, which was located at this point, to "the Ferry," andis inchluded in lands marked as G. Martense's on Butt's map. Wolphertsen sold this property to Nicholas Jans, baker, of New York.

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Gerrit Wolfertse van Couwenhoven's Timeline

1610
1610
Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1610
1624
1624
Age 14
came to New Amsterdam
1635
1635
Age 25
Flatlands, Long Island
1636
1636
Age 26
Flatlands, Long Island, Kings Co., New York
1638
1638
- 1641
Age 28
Midwout, New Amsterdam
1639
1639
Age 29
Flatlands, Long Island, New York
1641
1641
Age 31
Flatlands, Long Island, New York
1644
April 10, 1644
Age 34
Nieuw Amersfoort (Flatlands), New Netherland Colony
1645
January 5, 1645
Age 35
Nieuw Amersfoort (Flatlands), New Netherland Colony