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Willem Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven was also known as William Gerretse Couwenhoven. He was also known as William Kouwenhoven. He was also known as William Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven. He was born in 1636 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York; although his father's purchase of land there was not dated until July 26, 1638. He was the son of Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven and Aeltje Cornelis Cool. Willem Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven married Altie Jorise Brinckeroff, daughter of Joris Dirksen Brinckerhoef and Susannah Dubbels, on 21 March 1660 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York. On the earliest survivig list of members of the Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, September 12, 1660, appear the names of Willem Gerritse Van Couwenhoven, his first wife, and her parents. On an unknown date Willem Gerretse, on behalf of his first wiife, was one of the three heirs to the Brooklyn grant of his father-in-law, Joris Dicksen Brinckerhoff, and joined with the other heirs in selling this property on January 16, 1661.

Willem Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven was Magistrate of Brooklyn 1661, 1662, and 1664. He signed a petition on May 25, 1662, as "schepen". He was deacon in 1663 at the Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. He married Jannetije Pieterse Monfoort, daughter of Pierre Montfort and Sarah De Plancken, on 12 February 1665 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York. Willem Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven resided at at Flatlands, Kings County, New York, in 1667. His name apears on the patent of Flatland, 1667 and he appears to have moved from there about this time. He was an Elder at Dutch Reformed Church, Flatlands, Kings County, New York, 1677. He signed the oath of allegiance at some time between Sep 26-30, 1687 being called a resident of "fflackland" and native born. He signed an oath of allegiance in Flatlands, Kings County, New York. The Records of th Brick Church, Marlborough, Monmouth County, NJ, originally known as the Reformed Church of Freehold of the Navasink, begin in 1709 and show that in that year seven children of Willem Gerretse were already members of that congregation namely, Cornelis, Pieter,Albert, Jan, Jacob, Neeltje (Nelke), and Sara. In 1717, two other children appear as members, Annetje (Autie) and Jacomina (Jockamiinke). It was not until 1721 that the chuch shows as members "Willem Ger Kowvenhoven and his wife," and since the wife, Jannetje (Janneke), appears alone on the list in 1723, it seems possible that Willem Gerretse died between 1721 and 1723. He sold land He sold his plantation in Brooklyn to his son William and moved to Monmouth County, NJ in Nov. 1709. He died bt 1721 - 1723. On an unknown date The existence of the original Bible of Willem Gerrete, with his own record of his marriages and the births of his children, states that he married "Altieu Yoris" in the year 1660. She was Altje, daughter of Joris Dickerson Brinckerhoff, and was the widow of Cornelis Mattys (Mathiews). She died on June 3, 1663, and Willem Gerretse married secondly, on Febrary 12, 1665, "Jannetie Peters," who was Jannetje, daughter of Peter Monfort. She was baptized as Jannetje on May 8, 1646, in the D. R. Church of New Amsterdam. He died in 1728 at Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven -------------------- Note: A Willem Gerritse Van Couwenhoven took the 1687 Oath of Allegiance to the King in Kings County, New York.

He was also known as William Kouwenhoven. He was also known as William Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven. He was also known as William Gerretse Couwenhoven. On the earliest surviving list of members of the Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, Sep 12, 1660, appear the names of Willem Gerritse Van Couwenhoven, his first wife, and her parents. He was Magistrate of Brooklyn 1661, 1662, and 1664. Willem Gerretse, on behalf of his first wife, was one of the three heirs to the Brooklyn grant of his father-in-law, Joris Dicksen Brinckerhoff, and joined with the other heirs in selling this property on January 16, 1661. He was Signed a petition on May 25, 1662 in 1662 at schepen of Brooklyn, NY. He was deacon in 1663 at Dutch Reformed Church, Breukelen, Breukelen Province, NY. His name appears on the patent of Flatland, 1667 and he apparently removed there about that time. [He was and Elder of the Reformed Dutch church at Flatlands in 1677. He signed the oath of allegiance at some time between Sep 26-30, 1687 being called a resident of "fflackland" and native born. The Records of the Brick Church, Marlborough, Monmouth Co., NJ, originally known as the Reformed Church of Freehold of the Navasink, begin in 1709 and show that in that year seven children of Willem Gerretse were already members of that congregation namely, Cornelis, Pieter,Albert, Jan, Jacob, Neeltje (Nelke), and Sara.

In 1717, two other children appear as members, Annetje (Autie) and Jacomina (Jockamiinke). It was not until 1721 that the church shows as members "Willem Ger Kowvenhoven and his wife," and since the wife, Jannetje (Janneke), appears alone on the list in 1723, it seems possible that Willem Gerretse died between 1721 and 1723. He sold his plantation in Brooklyn to his son William and moved to Monmouth County, NJ in Nov , 1709. The existence of the original Bible of Willem Gerrete, with his own record of his marriages and the births of his children, states that he married "Altieu Yoris" in the year 1660. She was Altje, daughter of Joris Dickerson Brinckerhoff, and was the widow of Cornelis Mattys (Mathiews). She died on June 3, 1663, and Willem Gerretse married secondly, on February 12, 1665, "Jannetie Peters," who was Jannetje, daughter of Peter Monfort. She was baptized as Jannetje on May 8, 1646, in the D. R. Church of New Amsterdam.

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Abbreviation: Stump, Brumbaugh, Pippenger of IN, PA 1440-1995; CD 702 WFTree Vol. 02 Tree 5501

Title: Stump, Brumbaugh, Pippenger of IN, PA 1440-1995; CD 702 WFTree Vol. 02 Tree 5501ree 5501ree 5501

Given Name: Willem Gerretse

Death: 1728 L I, Flatlands, Kings, New York Colony -------------------- Resided at first in Brn of which place he was a mag in 1661 62 and 64 and a deacon of the Reformed Dutch church in 1663. From thence he appears to have removed to Flatlands his name appearing on the patent of said town of 1667 on its ass rolls of 1675, 83, and 93 elder of its Reformed Dutch church in 1677 and taking the oath of allegiance there in 1687. Nov 1 1709 he sold his Fld farm to his son William (see Lib 5 p 30 of Con and sup) in 1727 he removed to Monmouth Co NJ --------------------

Willem Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven was born in 1636 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York; although his father's purchase of land there was not dated until July 26, 1638. He was the son of Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven and Aeltje Cornelis Cool. Willem married Altie Jorise Brinckeroff, daughter of Joris Dirksen Brinckerhoef and Susannah Dubbels, on Mar 21, 1660 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York. Willem married Jannetije Pieterse Monfoort, daughter of Pierre Montfort and Sarah De Plancken, on Feb 12, 1665 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York. Willem Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven died between 1721 and 1723. He died circa 1728. He died in 1728 at Monmouth County, New Jersey.
    He was also known as William Gerretse Couwenhoven. He was also known as William Kouwenhoven. He was also known as William Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven. On the earliest survivig list of members of the Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, Sep 12, 1660, appear the names of Willem Gerritse Van Couwenhoven, his first wife, and her parents. On an unknown date Willem Gerretse, on behalf of his first wiife, was one of the three heirs to the Brooklyn grant of his father-in-law, Joris Dicksen Brinckerhoff, and joined with the other heirs in selling this property on January 16, 1661.

On 1662 Signed a petition on May 25, 1662, as schepen. He resided at at Flatlands, Kings County, New York, in 1667 His name apears on the patent of Flatland, 1667 and he apparently removed there about this time. He was an Elder at Dutch Reformed Church, Flatlands, Kings County, New York, 1677. He signed the oath of allegiance at some time between Sep 26-30, 1687 being called a resident of "fflackland" and native born. at Signed oath of allegiance, Flatlands, Kings County, New York. The Records of th Brick Church, Marlborough, Monmouth Co., NJ, originally known as the Reformed Church of Freehold of the Navasink, begin in 1709 and show that in that year seven children of Willem Gerretse were already members of that congregation namely, Cornelis, Pieter,Albert, Jan, Jacob, Neeltje (Nelke), and Sara. In 1717, two other children appear as members, Annetje (Autie) and Jacomina (Jockamiinke). It was not until 1721 that the chuch shows as members "Willem Ger Kowvenhoven and his wife," and since the wife, Jannetje (Janneke), appears alone on the list in 1723, it seems possible that Willem Gerretse died between 1721 and 1723. He sold land He sold his plantation in Brooklyn to his son William and moved to Monmouth County, NJ in Nov, 1709. On an unknown date The existence of the original Bible of Willem Gerrete, with his own record of his marriages and the births of his children, states that he married "Altieu Yoris" in the year 1660. She was Altje, daughter of Joris Dickerson Brinckerhoff, and was the widow of Cornelis Mattys (Mathiews). She died on June 3, 1663, and Willem Gerretse married secondly, on Febrary 12, 1665, "Jannetie Peters," who was Jannetje, daughter of Peter Monfort. She was baptized as Jannetje on May 8, 1646, in the D. R. Church of New Amsterdam.

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1636
1636
Flatlands, Long Island, Kings Co., New York
1636
Flatlands, Kings, N.y.
1660
March 21, 1660
Age 24
New York, USA
1662
January 4, 1662
Age 26
Brooklyn, NY
1665
February 12, 1665
Age 29
Flatlands, Long Island
December 14, 1665
Age 29
Nieuw-Amersfoort, Nieuw-Nederland
1667
December 7, 1667
Age 31
Flatlands, Kings, New York, United States
1671
February 12, 1671
Age 35
Flatlands, Kings County, New York
1672
1672
Age 36
Flatlands, Long Island, Province of New York
1674
January 6, 1674
Age 38
Flatlands, King's, New York, United States