Jacob Jacobson Van Der Veer

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Jacob Jacobson Van Der Veer

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: The Netherlands
Death: March 30, 1699 (74)
New Castle, Delaware
Immediate Family:

Husband of Catharina Jane Johansdotter
Father of Jacobse; William Vandever; Hendrick Van Der Veer; Cornelius Vandever; John Vandever and 3 others

Managed by: James Peter Olson
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About Jacob Jacobson Van Der Veer



Jacob Jacobsen Vanderveer b.~1630 d. 30 Mar 1699

Jacob's will dated 15 Apr 1698, prv 1699

 Jacob Vanderveer is believed to have been born in The Netherlands about ~1630. When and how he arrived in America is unknown as well as his parentage in The Netherlands. His wife Catherina, states in later years the she has been in the country as long as Jacob, since 1656. He was in New Amsterdam in 1655 and (later) married to Catherina Brassert, who on 3 Oct 1655, baptized their daughter Elizabeth (born out of wedlock?) in the Reformed Church of New Amsterdam. In 1660, he was a Sergeant stationed at Ft Altena, previously known as the Swedish fort Ft Christina, located in what is now known as the Wilmington, Delaware area. During that year he requested that he be discharged so that he might return to The Netherlands. However, on 8 April 1661, Gov Stuyvesant granted him a lot located near Ft Altena. In 1684, Jacob was awarded another land grant near the Brandywine Village settlement (Wilmington,Del). Later he acquired a land patent to an island and the family ran a ferry from this area for some years. In 1683, Cornelius and Jacob, assuming this to be the brothers and Jacob's sons, took the Oath of Allegiance to the English Crown. Some lines of this family use the VANDIVER spelling today.

m. ~1655 to Catherina Jans Brassert, born in Sweden ,bur. 9 Feb 1720

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Jacob Jacobson Van Der Veer's Timeline

The Netherlands
October 3, 1655
Age 30
New Netherland
Age 31
New York, NY, United States
January 21, 1657
Age 32
New Netherland
February 1659
Age 34
New Castle, DE, United States
Age 40
Age 43
Age 65
March 30, 1699
Age 74
New Castle, Delaware

Jacob Van der Veer died between 15 April 1698 and 30 March 1699; (dates of will and proving).