Rutgers Joesten Van Brunt (c.1625 - 1721)

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Birthplace: Bruntige, Drenthe, Nederlands
Death: Died in New Utrecht, Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings, NY
Managed by: Colleen Jones
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About Rutgers Joesten Van Brunt

Notes for Rutger Joesten Van Brunt:

Rutger Joesten Van Brunt was also known as Rutger Joesten. Rutger Joesten Van Brunt emigrated circa 1653 from The Netherlands. Rutger Joesten Van Brunt resided at at New Utrecht, Kings County, New York, in 1657; One of the first settlers.

Rutger Joesten Van Brunt held the position of of Magistrate in New Utrecht in 1661 at New Utrecht, Kings County, New York.

Rutger Joesten Van Brunt recieved a patent for a double lot of 48 morgens in New Utrecht; also allotted two half-lots by the "fontein" (Yellow Hoek of Bay Ridge} numbered 11 and 12 "streching on the one side of the lot of Arie Willemse (Bennet), on the other of that of Luykes Mayers." On January 18, 1662 at New Utrecht, Kings County, New York. Rutger Joesten Van Brunt at auction of Nicholas Bayard, curator or trustee of Nicassis De Sille, and Tryntje Croegers his w., De Sille's house and grounds in the village. On March 29, 1674 at New Utrecht, Kings County, New York. Rutger Joesten Van Brunt held the position of of Magistrate in New Utrecht between 1678 and 1681 at New Utrecht, Kings County, New York. Rutger Joesten Van Brunt held the position of of Magistrate in New Utrecht in 1685 at New Utrecht, Kings County, New York. -------------------- Our family records show that he is the common ancestor of the Van Brunt family in this country. He emigrated from the Netherlands in 1653, settled in New Utrecht, Long Island, N.Y.

Emigrant in 1653 from Bruntinge, Drenthe, Holland to New Ultrecht in 1657. (SOURCE: William Adrianense Bennett by Kenneth A. Bennett 1998 page 21.) He arrived in New Utrecht (Brooklyn) New Amsterdam in 1653 from Bruntinge, near Drenthe, Holland. Rutgert was the Magistrate of New Utrecht from 1661 to 1685. In 1687 married Tryntje Claesen, the widow of Stoffel Harmensen. Rugert had had another spouse but (source: Slawfor) info on her is very sketchy. Rutgert and Tryntje had three sons who seem to be responsible for most American Van Brunts. (source:slawfor, Email: slawfor@aol.com)

He married Tryntje Claessen in New Netherland ca. 1657, a widow of Stoffelse Harmansen. (source: Liz, Email: Garnliz@aol.com).

Rutgert who came form the Netherlands, was not married at the time. He married Tryntje, after her first husband was killed by the Indians. It seems someone killed an Indian girl for picking a peach off a tree. I don't know why but the Indians were angry about this. I don't know of any information on Rutger before his coming to America, but Tryntje was married before as was her husband. The child she had when her husband died was not hers but, her husbands, her husband was Chirstoffel Harmonson born about 1620. (source: Carol, VanCAA -9 September 2001)

Family Search Record(s) (1) AFN:1VK5-237 (2) AFN:784527

-------------------- Farmer in New Utrech

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Rutgers Joesten Van Brunt's Timeline

1625
1625
Drenthe, Nederlands
1653
1653
Age 28

Holland to New Utrecht, New Netherlands

1657
1657
Age 32
New York
1659
1659
Age 34
New Utrecht, Kings, New York
1663
1663
Age 38
1664
December 28, 1664
Age 39
New Utrecht, Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings, NY
1668
1668
Age 43
New Utrecht, Kings Co., New York
1721
December 19, 1721
Age 96
New Utrecht, Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings, NY
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