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Claes Schouw

Also Known As: "Claas Schouw", "Swits", "Claes Smits", "Claes Rademaker", "Claes Jansen Schouw"
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Zierikzee, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, Netherlands
Death: November 1, 1641 (47-55)
Deutels Bay (present Turtle Bay, Nassau, NY, USA) (Murdered)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Arientie Switz
Father of Cornelis Claeszen Swits and Jillisje Claese M. Schouw

Occupation: wheelwright
Managed by: Private User
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About Claes Schouw

Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664, Volume 8 edited by John Franklin Jameson > The Murder Of Claes Smits page 275 and page 213.

the following from''' Claes Jansen Schouw b. before 1580, d. August 1641

  • Claes Jansen Schouw was possibly born before 1580 at Netherlands.
  • He died in August 1641; killed by an Indian whose uncle had been murdered by a group of Dutchmen some years before.
  • Also known as Claes Swits.


  1. Gillisje Claese Schouw+1 b. bt 1600 - 1610
  2. Cornelis Claes Swits+ b. bt 1610 - 1620, d. 9 Nov 1655


  1. [S1631] Prentiss Glazier, Van de Bogart Family, Dutchess Co., N.Y. (Sarasota, Fla.: typed manuscript, 1974), p.1. Hereinafter cited as Van de Bogart Family, Dutchess Co.
  2. [S3357] James N. Churchyard, "Cornelis Claes Swits and Ariaantje C. Trommels", New Netherland Connections Vol. 5, page 82 (2000). Hereinafter cited as "Cornelis Claes Swits and Ariaantje C. Trommels."
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Claes Schouw's Timeline

Zierikzee, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, Netherlands
Age 1
Age 27
Zierikzee, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, Netherlands
November 1, 1641
Age 51
Deutels Bay (present Turtle Bay, Nassau, NY, USA)