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Jacob Stoffelsen

Birthdate: (63)
Death: 1667 (63)
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Husband of Vrouwtje Ides Van Voorst and Tryntje Jacobs

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About Jacob Stoffelsen

Jacob Stoffelsen was notable among The Council of Twelve Men, a group of 12 men, chosen on 29 August 1641 by the residents of New Netherland to advise the Director of New Netherland, Willem Kieft, on relations with the Native Americans due to the murder of Claes Swits. Although the council was not permanent, it was the first representational form of democracy in the Dutch colony. The next two councils created were known as the Eight Men and the Nine Men.

On 16 October 1657 widow Tryntje Jacobse [Van Winkle] petitioned for appointment of guardians for her minor children as was required before she could remarry. Michiel Jansen and P. L. Vandergift were appointed as guardians for the children. Widow Tryntje Jacobse married second to Jacob Stoffelsen on 17 August 1657 and they settled at the Ahasymus, Pavonia property he had inherited from his first wife, Vrouwtje Idese (died 1641) who was the widow of Cornelis Hendricksen Van Voorst. Tryntje Jacobse and Jacob Stoffelsen had 2 children and both of them died very young. They were granted 8-10 morgens of woodland at Ahasymus on 21 January 1664. Tryntje Jacobse was one of the first members of the Bergen Dutch Reformed Church in 1664. Tryntje Jacobse appeared in court for Jacob Stoffelsen on 06 June 1666 as he was too ill to attend. Jacob Stoffelsen's and Tryntje Jacobse's 01 Jan 1667 lease on the Ahasymus farm (called "Duke's Farm" by the English) was confirmed to Tryntje Jacobse on 31 March 1668 after Jacob Stoffelsen's death and this confirmation listed the farm as "between Communipaw and Kill van Kil".

A 'New Amsterdam - Notable Citizen'. Jacob was elected as one of the Eight Men in 1643 and 1645.

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Jacob Stoffelsen's Timeline

Age 63