Johannes Nevius

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Johannes Nevius

Birthplace: Zoelen, Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Brooklyn Churchyard, NY
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Nevius and Maria Becks Nevius
Husband of Ariaentje Bleijck
Father of Johannes Nevius; Cornelis Nevius; Maria Nevius; Catherine Johanna Nevius; Pieter Johannes Nevius and 8 others
Brother of Sara Nevius; Mathias Nevius; Peter Nevius and Abraham Nevius

Occupation: Schepen in 1654/55
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About Johannes Nevius

  • ONE of the 93 who signed the Remonstrance that convinced Stuyvesant to surrender New Netherland to the British in 1664.

In the records of the Dutch Church, on November 18, 1653 the marriage banns of Johannes Nevius and Araientje Bleyck were published. Araientje was from Batavia, isle of Java, East Indies. Johannes was from Solen (probably Sollingen in Westphalia) and was a trader during his early life. He later settled in New Amsterdam and engaged in mercantile pursuits. Johannes was elected a city schepen and became secretary of the court of burgomasters and schepens in 1658. Johannes was secretary of New Netherlands. He lived at the Ferry in 1657. About 1670, he started operating the ferry to Long Island. From 1658 to 1664, he lived at the City Hall opposite Coenties Slip. During this time period, he served as secretary of the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens and was one time granted permission to sow grain in the front yard of City Hall. Johanes probably died in 1672 because on July 1, 1672, Ariantie was allowed to continue the ferry. Johannes Nevius was the son of Johannes Neeff (Nevius is the Latinized form) (baptized November 13, 1594 at Sologne, Rhineland, Germany - ?) and Maria Becks (circa 1600 Cologne) who were married August 7, 1625.


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Johannes Nevius's Timeline

March 14, 1627
Zoelen, Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands
March 14, 1627
Zolen, Gelderland, Netherlands
November 18, 1653
Age 26
New Amsterdam, NY, USA
November 1654
Age 27
December 1658
Age 31
January 1661
Age 33
New Amsterdam (NY)
February 16, 1662
Age 34
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
February 4, 1663
Age 35
Flatlands, Long Island, Kings County, New York, United States
February 16, 1665
Age 37
3, 1668
Age 40
New Amsterdam,New York,New York,USA