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Jacob Jansen “Flodder” Gardenier

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands
Death: 1688 (70)
Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Hendrecksen Gardenier and Aeltie Gardenier
Husband of Josyna Gardenier and Barentje Straatsmans
Father of Aeltje Jacobse Gardenier; Albert Jacobse Gardenier; Andries Jacobse Gardenier; Samuel Jacobse Gardenier; Hendrick Jacobse Gardenier and 5 others
Brother of Hendrick Jansen Gardenier

Occupation: Carpenter
Immigration Year: 1638
Managed by: Mike Mahaffie
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About Jacob Jansen “Flodder” Gardenier

From "Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Ancient county of Albany, from 1630 to 1800" (Prof. Jonathan Pearson) (1872)

"a carpenter in Beverwycke as early as 1638; in 1656, he owned the north side of Wall street from William street to Pearl street, which he divided into lots and sold by his agent Sander Leendertse Glen..."

Jacob Janse (Flodder) Gardenier

Sex: M

Birth: 1618 in Kampden, Overysell, Holland

Death: 1688 in New York, U.S.A.

Occupation: Carpenter or millwright, and servant to Claes jansz Ruyter (Claes de Ruijter) a carpenter

Occupation: 1647 He began outfitting vessels saling on the Hudson River.

Occupation: 1647 Operated a grist and saw mill

Event: Land and Tax Records Leased a swa and grist mill at Greenbush at a yearly rate of 125 guilders.

Event: Migration BET 1654 AND 1662 Albany, New York, U.S.A.

Event: Migration 1667 Kinderhook, Dutchess, New York, U.S.A

Event: Land Patent 18 MAR 1666 Shared by himself and capt. John Baker. Shown in the Albany Land Patents. The price for this large tract was "one blanket, one axe, three hoes, two bars of lead, three handfuls of powder, one knife and one kettle.

Immigration: 28 MAR 1638 Texel, Holland

Immigration: 21 sep 1637

Event: Ships Name "Den Harnick"

Event: Ships Name Herinch from Texel, Holland

Event: Info-Reference Susan sg245@hotmail.com

Event: Info-Reference Dave Pane-Joyce djoyce@clarku.edu

Residence: 1682 Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, U.S.A.

Reference Number: Sally A. Sh


Either Jacob was indebted to Claes Ruyter for payment of passage or as being an apprentice. Spring of 1642 he went back to Amerstand to applied to do carpenter work in the colony. On june 6 this was grant and he book his passage on the ship "De Houttyn". The ship arived in Rensselaerswyck, August 11, 1642.

His land patent is one for the history books as it was constantly in court. There was a second Land Patent granted, and then a Third Patent, because the of the boundaries, it led to a fourth Patent.

From: http://hausegenealogy.com/gardenier.html

The Gardenier surname is an occupational term for a gardener, from an agent derivative of Old French gardin (‘garden’). The family name was first found in Bavaria, where they came from noble beginnings as a patrician family of Nuremberg, and gained a significant reputation for their contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The Coat of Arms is a shield divided per pale black and red with a silver shell.

Many Gardeniers would escape the war and famine in Europe during the 18th and 19th Centuries in Europe and emigrate to America. But the first Gardenier to make the crossing was JACOB JANSE GARDENIER. He was born at Kampen, Overijssel, and became a carpenter. Jacob arrived in New Amsterdam on 28 Mar 1638 on den Harinck. He was smart and ambitious, and quickly came to own large expanses of property in the developing settlement of Albany County, New York.

He married a woman named JOSYNA (last name unknown). Josyna died at Albany, NY, ca Feb 1669. On 28 Feb 1669, Jacob Janse Flodder paid the Dutch Reformed Church, in Albany, 5 bushels of wheat for a funeral pall for Josyna. (Sometimes Jacob used the surname "Flodder," but his children never seemed to adopt that name.)


The child of Jan Flodder and a negress slave was a child whom Jan Flodder swore in 1671 was his. (Court Minutes of Albany, Rensselaerwyck, and Schenectady.)[10]


  • 10. "Snyder-Brown Ancestry" compiled by H. Minot Pitman, F.A.S.G. for John I. Snyder, Jr., 1958, US/CAN 929.273 Sm92ph, P. 122.
  • The Gardenier/Gordinier Families, by Hollace Gordinier, Jr., 1990, Gateway Press
  • Van Rensselaer Bowier manuscripts, being the letters of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1630-1643, and other documents relating to the colony of Rensselaerswyck Author New York State Library, Rensselaer, Kiliaen van, 1580?-1646,Van Laer, Arnold J. F. (Arnold Johan Ferdinand), 1869-1955,Roever, Nicolaas de, 1850-1893,Strong, Susan De Lancey Van Rennselaer, "Mrs. Alan H. Strong." Jacob Jansz (Gardenier) from Campen (Overijssel); carpenter, generally referred to as Jacob Jansz Flodder page 816 link
  • https://www.familysearch.org/service/records/storage/das-mem/patron/v2/TH-904-56444-1174-7/dist.txt?ctx=ArtCtxPublic


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Jacob Jansen “Flodder” Gardenier's Timeline

Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands
Age 30
Beverwyck (Albany), Albany, New York, United States
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