Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt

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Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt

Also Known As: "Jan Aertsen Van Der Bilt Van Der Bild", "John Vanderbilt"
Birthplace: Probably near Bilt, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Death: February 02, 1704 (72-81)
Bergen, Bergen County, Province of New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Husband of Anneken Hendricks; Divertje Cornelis and Magdaleen Hans van Swol
Father of Marretje Janse Remsen; Aris Janse Vanderbilt and Gerritje Jans Vanderbilt

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About Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt

Dutch colonist to the Dutch Colony after 1625.

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=joanfran&...


  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1627 in Bilt, Utrecht , Netherlands
  • Death: 2 FEB 1704/05 in Bergen Town , NJ at age 77
  • Burial: ABT. 2 FEB 1704/05 Bergen, Hudson Co., NJ
  • Immigration: 1650 Immigrant Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt arrives from der Bilt, Holland 1
  • Residence: 1694 Bergen, NJ

"His mark to documents resembles a window sash with four panes of glass. T. Bergen, Pg. 321.

Not sure how accurate the following is:

"Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt was born circa 1627 in Utrecht, Holland (which is very near a town call de Bilt. (Vander = from, or of the) and immigrated to an unknown destination in 1640.

"He married Anneken Hendricks (b. Bergen, Norway - d. about 1655) on Feb 6, 1650 and had three children: Geertje Janse born before 1650, Aris Janse born before 1651 died 1715, Marritje Janse born bef 1651.

"Jan was also married to Dieber Cornelis (probably before 1680 but after 1656). They had Jacob Janse Vanderbilt who married Mary Vandervliet and had 5 children: Jan, Jacob (born 1694), Derrick (b. 1696), Antje (b. after 1696) and Hendrick (b. 1705).

"Jan married Magdalena Hanse, 11 Dec 1680 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY. Their son Jan Janse, married Helena Lefferts and had a daughter, Abigail.

"Jan died 2 Feb 1705/1706 in Bergen, Hudson, New Jersey at the age of 77."


Genealogist George O. Zabriskie believes the birth place of Bergen for 1st wife Annetje Hendricks is a transcription error. He places her with sisters Belitje Hendrickse and Geertje Hendrickse from Arnelm in Gederland.


from page 229-230 of The Social History of Flatbush: And Manners and Customs of the Dutch ... By Mrs. Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt

An old paper, bearing date 1661, conveying the farm on which he lived to Jan vande Bilt, signed by Governor Stuyvesant, is still in possession of the family.

The pleasantest portion of the original Vanderbilt farm is now inclosed within the boundaries of Prospect Park. The highest point there was formerly known as Vanderbilt's Hill. It commands a more extended view than any other spot in the Park. The hill next, on which is the carriage-drive or Concourse, was also a portion of the Vanderbilt farm.

This family are descended from Jan Aertson Vanderbilt, or Jan Aerson from the Bild or Bilt. This, according to Mr. T. G. Bergen, was a manor in the province of Friesland, in the Netherlands. The family tradition, however, is to the effect that this ancestor came from the Baltic—Jan van de Belt having that signification. This is strengthened by the fact that his first wife, Anneken, whom he married February 6, 1650, was from Bergen in Norway. [SIC: see comment above]

  • page 4 of Dutch Reformed Marriage Records of New Amsterdam & New York City by Robert L. Billard. "1650 06 Feb; Jan Arentsen van der Bilt, jm; Anneken Hendricks, jd van Bergen in Noorwegen"
  • Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy: Dec 11 2016, 7:53:01 UTC

Rand, Jean M. Some Descendants of Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt. Baltimore (1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202): Gateway Press, 1991.

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Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt's Timeline

Probably near Bilt, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
December 4, 1650
New Amsterdam, NY
December 3, 1651
New Amsterdam, New York, United States
April 6, 1653
New Amsterdam, New York, Colonial America
February 2, 1704
Age 77
Bergen, Bergen County, Province of New Jersey