Hendrik Vosberg

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Hendrik Vosberg (Pels?)

Immediate Family:

Son of Evert Evertszen Pels and Jannetjen Sijmons
Husband of (Native American)
Brother of Annetje Everts Van Ness; Evert Evertszen Pels; Clarissa Evertse Van Wagenen; Marytjen Everte Roosa (Pels); Elizabeth Everte van Name and 3 others

Occupation: Married an Indian Girl, born 1646
Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About Hendrik Vosberg

Evert’s son is not given a name in the records I have seen so the name Hendrick Vosberg may be an invention.

In the book “Documents relative to the history and settlement of the towns along the Mohawk” by B. Fernow, Vol. XIII and on page 143, there is a letter written by Derck Smit(h), Ensign, describing a try to ransom the boy of Evert Pels. It mentions that “the boy has a wife there and the wife is with child, who will not let him go and he will not leave her” It was written Feb. 24, 1660 at Esopus. He was taken captive Sept. 21, 1659. The announcement of the try at ransom would be five months later.

The story of the Esopus chief’s daughter saving the life of Hendrick(?) Pels is virtually identical with Pocahontas saving the life of Captain John Smith.

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