Pieter Van Merselise

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About Pieter Van Merselise

Pieter Van Marselis (1600-1682) was born at Leerdam in Utrecht. He represented Russia at the Court of Denmark and was elevated to the Danish nobility on Sep. 17, 1643 and was granted a Coat of Arms.

Danish noblemen fled Hamburg to Amsterdam after the end of the 30 years' war in 1648 which resulted in the Treaty of Westphalia which gave Hamburg to Germany in return for Dutch independence. Pieter went to Beest, near the town of Buren in the province of Gelderland, Holland. Three of his four children were born in Beest.

Pieter found hard times in Holland, and decided to emigrate to New Amsterdam on the ship Beaver arriving in New Amsterdam on May 9, 1661. The ship's register shows that he paid 232 Florins, for passage of 8 persons: including himself, his wife, 4 children and 2 servants. He settled in Bergen NJ, and became a Shepen (Alderman) of Bergen County on Aug. 18, 1673. He died in Bergen on Sep. 4, 1682, after his wife died in 1680.

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Pieter Van Merselise's Timeline

1622
1622
Beesd, Gelderland, Netherlands
1647
1647
Age 25
Beest, Gelderland, Netherlands
1648
1648
Age 26
Beest, Gelderland, Netherlands
1649
1649
Age 27
Of Leerdam, Utrecht, Netherlands
1654
1654
Age 32
Beesd, Geldermalsen, Gelderland, The Netherlands
1655
1655
Age 33
Beest, Gelderland, Netherlands
1655
Age 33
Netherlands
1657
1657
Age 35
1657
Age 35
Nest Utrcht, Netherlands
1659
1659
Age 37
Beesd, Geldermalsen, Gelderland, The Netherlands