Johannes Juriaans Westphael (c.1660 - c.1725) MP

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Birthplace: Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
Death: Died in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
Occupation: farmer
Managed by: Jesse Gerald Taylor Jr.
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About Johannes Juriaans Westphael

In 1696 Johannes and 18 others including his brothers Symen, Nicholas, and his widowed sister Rymerick Quick bought land from the Minsi Indians along the Delaware River near the New York/New Jersey line. The land lies principally in Deerpark Township, Orange County, New York. Johannes was among those who obtained a deed from a group of Native Americans for land in the Minisink area. This land is believed to be located in between the present-day cities of Westbrookville and Port Jervis, Orange County, New York. The peaceful Minsi Indians were one of the three tribes of the Lenni Lenape people. About 1699 Johannes and his family moved to what was called the Minisink settlement. They were among the first white people to live in the area. Johannes oldest son Jurian and his friend Jacob Kuykendall hunted and trapped with the Minsi Indians as youths, and later traded with them. Jurian married Jacob's sister Styntie Kuykendall and Jacob married Jurian's sister Sara westfall. They raised their families and farmed there in the Minisink Valley along the Delaware River at peace with the Indians for many years. Jurian had the first apple orchard in the area, and Jacob established the first trading post. Three of Jurian's sisters married into the Dutch Kuykendall family.

"American Nomads" written by Emily Stowell whose ancestor Jacob Kuykendall married Sara Westfall daughter of Johannes.... The Esopus Indians lived near Wiltwyck and for a number of years they were peaceful, but in 1663 they burned and looted the town. There were 12 men, 2 children, and 4 women killed, and 6 women and 7 children taken prisoner. Jurian and his family escaped harm at the time, but later in 1667 or 1668 Jurian was killed by Indians who were at war with the Esopus Indians while he was guiding a troop of British soldiers. Jurian married Marretje Hansen about 1654. Marretje was born in about 1636 in Holland. Her father was Hans Hansen or Jansen (Hans Jansen Van Noordstrandt). Hans was born about 1610 on Norstrand Island, Netherlands, and migrated to New Amsterdam in 1638. He worked as an interpreter and often traveled between Holland and the new settlement. He married Rymerig Volkert, and they had 4 children-Marretje, Hans, Simon, and Elsa. His wife died in 1645, and Hans placed Marritje who was just 9 and her sister Elsa in the home of a farmer Phillip Garretsen where they learned the art of homemaking. Hans died in 1690 in Flatlands, Brooklyn. After Jurian's death Marritje remarried to Jacob Jansen. Marritje died after 1670 in Ulster, Kingston County, New York.

-------------------- Note: He moved to Minisink NY c1698. Johannes and wife are ancestors of musician Alton Glenn Miller (1909-1944) and his brother,bandleader John Herbert Miller (1915-1987); Wm. Herman Cuddeback; Edward Davis Wood,Jr.; Gen. Wm. Stark Rosecrans; Sylvester Horton Rosecrans; Madelon Montross Juergens (1921-98); Cara Carleton (Sneed) Fiorina; John Westbrook Hornbeck (1804-48); Ralph Simpson Kuykendall (1885-1963); Frederick Stephen Upton; Lt. Edward Dixon Westfall (1820-97); Chester Eugene Ihinger Jr. (1929-2004). Probable descendant: Clay Westfall Mering.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:992326&id=I49331822 -------------------- About In 1696 Johannes and 18 others including his brothers Symen, Nicholas, and his widowed sister Rymerick Quick bought land from the Minsi Indians along the Delaware River near the New York/New Jersey line. The land lies principally in Deerpark Township, Orange County, New York. Johannes was among those who obtained a deed from a group of Native Americans for land in the Minisink area. This land is believed to be located in between the present-day cities of Westbrookville and Port Jervis, Orange County, New York. The peaceful Minsi Indians were one of the three tribes of the Lenni Lenape people. About 1699 Johannes and his family moved to what was called the Minisink settlement. They were among the first white people to live in the area. Johannes oldest son Jurian and his friend Jacob Kuykendall hunted and trapped with the Minsi Indians as youths, and later traded with them. Jurian married Jacob's sister Styntie Kuykendall and Jacob married Jurian's sister Sara westfall. They raised their families and farmed there in the Minisink Valley along the Delaware River at peace with the Indians for many years. Jurian had the first apple orchard in the area, and Jacob established the first trading post. Three of Jurian's sisters married into the Dutch Kuykendall family. "American Nomads" written by Emily Stowell whose ancestor Jacob Kuykendall married Sara Westfall daughter of Johannes.... The Esopus Indians lived near Wiltwyck and for a number of years they were peaceful, but in 1663 they burned and looted the town. There were 12 men, 2 children, and 4 women killed, and 6 women and 7 children taken prisoner. Jurian and his family escaped harm at the time, but later in 1667 or 1668 Jurian was killed by Indians who were at war with the Esopus Indians while he was guiding a troop of British soldiers. Jurian married Marretje Hansen about 1654. Marretje was born in about 1636 in Holland. Her father was Hans Hansen or Jansen (Hans Jansen Van Noordstrandt). Hans was born about 1610 on Norstrand Island, Netherlands, and migrated to New Amsterdam in 1638. He worked as an interpreter and often traveled between Holland and the new settlement. He married Rymerig Volkert, and they had 4 children-Marretje, Hans, Simon, and Elsa. His wife died in 1645, and Hans placed Marritje who was just 9 and her sister Elsa in the home of a farmer Phillip Garretsen where they learned the art of homemaking. Hans died in 1690 in Flatlands, Brooklyn. After Jurian's death Marritje remarried to Jacob Jansen. Marritje died after 1670 in Ulster, Kingston County, New York. -------------------- Note: He moved to Minisink NY c1698. Johannes and wife are ancestors of musician Alton Glenn Miller (1909-1944) and his brother,bandleader John Herbert Miller (1915-1987); Wm. Herman Cuddeback; Edward Davis Wood,Jr.; Gen. Wm. Stark Rosecrans; Sylvester Horton Rosecrans; Madelon Montross Juergens (1921-98); Cara Carleton (Sneed) Fiorina; John Westbrook Hornbeck (1804-48); Ralph Simpson Kuykendall (1885-1963); Frederick Stephen Upton; Lt. Edward Dixon Westfall (1820-97); Chester Eugene Ihinger Jr. (1929-2004). Probable descendant: Clay Westfall Mering.

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Johannes Juriaans Westfall's Timeline

1642
August 4, 1642
New Amsterdam, , New York, USA
1660
1660
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
1682
January 28, 1682
Age 22
Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA
1683
January 28, 1683
Age 23
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
1684
April 27, 1684
Age 24
Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA
August 16, 1684
Age 24
Kingston, NY, USA
1687
April 29, 1687
Age 27
Esopus, Ulster, New York, USA
1689
March 17, 1689
Age 29
Ulster, New York, United States
1691
May 26, 1691
Age 31
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
1693
April 23, 1693
Age 33
Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA