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Jan Martense Schenck

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Utrecht, Neth
Death: circa August 27, 1687 (48-64)
Flatlands, Kings, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Martin Peterse Schenck van Nydeck and Maria Margaretha van Bockhurst
Husband of Jannetje SCHENCK; Jannetje Stevense van Voorhees and Annatje Pieterse Wyckoff
Father of Willemtje Jansen Wyckoff; Jannetje Janse Dorlandt; Marten Janse Schenck; Neeltje Schenck and Stephen Janse Schenck
Brother of Roelof Martense Schenck; Annetje Margaretta Martense Schenck and Theodorus Diederick Schenck

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About Jan Martense Schenck

New Amsterdam - Immigrants


1. Teunius G. Bergen, Register of Early Settler of Kings County New York (reprint 1973), pg. 250. "Emigrated in 1650 from Netherlands and settled Tlds. Bought 29 Dec 1657 of Elbert Elbertse Stoothooff the one half of the mill and the Island on which the mill is located in Flds. near bergen's I., lately known as Crooke's Mill now demolished.. 20 Aug 1660 he obtained a patent for 10 norgens in New Amersfoort (Flds) and in 1687 took oath of allegiance in said town. 28 Jan 1688/9 he made a will in which he devises to his son Martense Janse "the old land with ye small Island and mill and depedndencies there of to his son Stephen Janse the lot in the Neck with the meadows of hoggs neck, etc as per p. 140 of Lib. 1 of Con. From this it is evident that he hadacquired in addition to his purcase from Stoothoff, the remaining property. Signed his name Jan Martensen Schenck."

2. David M. Ricker, Genealogical and Biographical Directory to Persons in New Netherlands From 1613 to 1674 Volumes I, II, III, IV, 2000, CD #11 V011_01V1, Familty Tree Maker's Family Archives, pg. 1249. COMMENTS: Har.= Ricker's History of Harlem; KCo = Bergen's Early Settlers of Kings County, L.I.; CFSev = Seversmith's Colonial Families of Long Island; PA = Pearson's First Settler's of Albany; PS = Pearson's First Settlers of Schnectady; PAT = Nelson's History of The City of Paterson and County of Passaic, N.J.; HHHC = Winfield's History of Hudson County; SCL = Evjen's Scandnavian Immigrants in New York 1660 - 1674 : AnN = Ricker's Annals of Newtown; WP = Davis' Winchester Patriarchs; GNYF = Talcott's Genealogical Notes of New York Families; WNYHS = The New York Abstract of Wills by the New York Historical Society; REC = The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; NNC = New Netherland Connections. "Family Surnam: Schenck. Immigrant: Jan Martenszenn Schenck. Ethnic orgin: Dutch. Native town: Amersfoort, Utrecht. Patronymic: Martenszen. Approx. Arrival: 1650. Settled: Flatlands, L.I. died: unknown but c. 1689 Flatbush, L.I. married:: c. 1672 Jannetje d/o Stevenn Coertenn Van Voorhees she married 2nd 2/29/1690 Alexander Simpson. He came to New Netherland with his brother Roelof and sister Annetje wife of Adriaen Reyerszen (Ryers). Patron: Janszen. Children: MARTEN b. c. 1675 m. Conrelia Van Wessell wid. of Domine Lupardias. Ch: John, Rensie; STEPHEN b. 1/22/1686 d. 11/6/17667 m. 9/26/1713 Antje d/o Nicholas Wycoff. ch: Jannetje, Jan, Sarah, ANtje, Willemtje, Neeltje, Nicholas, Margareta, Maria; JOHANNES b.p[ 11/5/1682 Flat d..y.; JANNETJE b. c. 1673 m. 5/20/1692 Flat.. Gerrit s/o Jan Gerritszen Dorland; Willimptje b. c. 1677 m. c. 1696 Pieter s/o Nicholas Wyckoff; Aeltje B - m. Jan Wyckoff; Antje. Reference: KCo pg. 249-255;; WNYHS Vol. 1 pg. 239; Schenck Manuscript by W> V. Ledley; The Van Voorhees Family VOl. 1 by A Stokes pg. 56; Rec. Vol. 68 pg. 114-8."

3. Family Tree Maker World Family Tree: European Origins, Vol. 1 (1997, CD #802 V802_01), Tree #0274, 0571. COMMENTS: This CD has been selected from World Family Tree Volumes 1 - 12. "274 JAN MARTENSE SCHENCK . He married JANNETJE STEVENSE VAN VOORHEES. Child is: WILLEMTJE JANSEN SHENK b. 1677 - - - - - 571 JAN MARTENSEE SCHENCK. He married JANNETJE STEVENSE VAN VOORHEES. Child is: WILLEMTJE JANSEN SCHNECK b. Abt. 1677."

4. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, CD #701 V701_01 1995 Tree #5490, 5 Jun 1995. "5490 JAN MARTENSE SCHENCK. He married JANNETJE STEVENSE VOORHEES Abt. 1671 daughter of STEVEN VOORHEES and WILLEMPIE ROELOFFSE. children are: MARTEN b. 1675 BROOKLYN, NY; JANNETJIE b. Abt. 1673; WILLEMTJIE b. Abt. 1677."

5. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, CD #702 V702_01 1995 Tree #1430, 27 Jun 1995. "1430 - JAN MARTENSE1 SCHENCK married ? child is STEPHEN JANSE SCHENCKE b. January 22, 1685/86 d. November 06, 1767 Flatlands, LI."

6. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, CD #704 V704_01 1996 Tree #4145, 25 Oct 1995. "4145 JAN MARTENSE SCHENCK . He married JANNETJE STEVENSE VAN VOORHEES child of JAN SCHENCK and JANNETJE VAN VOORHEES is: WILLEMTJE JANSEN SCHENCK b. 1677."

7. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, VD 705 V705_01 1996 Tree 3679. "3679 JAN MARTINSE SCHENCK was born 1631 in Amersfoot, Netherlands, and died August 27, 1687 in Flatlands, L. I., NY. He married JANNETJE STEVENSE VAN VOORHEES 1672 daughter of STEVEN VAN VOORHEES and WILLEMPJE SEUBERING. She was born 1658 in Hees, Drenth, Netherlands, and died Bef. September 10, 1709. Children are: JANNETJE JANSE SCHENCK, MARTEN JANSE SCHENCK b. 1675 Brooklyn, NY; WILLEMTJE SCHENCK b. Abt. 1677 - - - - - 3716 JAN MARTENSE SCHENCK. He married JANTJE STEVENSE VAN VOORHEES daughter of STEVEN COERTEN and WILLEMPJE." COMMNET: Also tree # 3716.

8. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, CD #737 V737_01 1999 Tree #1122. "1122 JAN MARTENSE SCHENCK. He married JANNETJE STEVENSE VAN VOORHEES Child is: WILLEMTJE JANSEN SCHENCKE b. 1677."

9. Edward Coolbaugh Hoagland, Twigs From Family Trees or 162 Early American and Foriegn Lineages, pg. 108. Came from Netherlands 1650 with his father and brother.

10. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, CD #703 V703_01 1996 Tree 6253. "6523 JAN MARTENSE8 SCHENCK born in Netherlands, and died 1689. He married JANNETJE STEVENSE VANVORHEES children are:JANNETJE SCHENCK b. 1673; MARTEN JANSE SCHENCK b. 1675; WILLEMPJE JANSEN SCHENCK b. 1677 d. 1759 She married PETER WICOFF son of CLAUS WYCOFF and SARAH MONTFONT. He was born 1675; STEPHEN JANSE SCHENCK b. October 02, 1681; JAN JANSE SCHENCK b. November 05, 1682; NEELTJE JANSE SCHENCK b. November 23, 1683; STEPHEN JANSE SCHENCK b. 1686 d. 1768."

11. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, CD #706 V706_01 1996 Tree #2318. "2318 JAN ROELOFSE MARTENSE SCHENCK I was born 1619 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Holland, and died January 28, 1688/89 in Flatlands, Long Island, NY. He married NEELTJE GERETSEN VAN COUWENHOVEN Jan Roelofse Martense Schenck I, belonged to the "Dutch Reformed Church". He had six children. He was the first ancestor in America! Came to America with his three children on the ship Valckener, William Thomasasson, Captain, which sailed from Holland in March arriving in Niew Amsterdam, America June 28, 1650. (Now known as New York City.) Occupation: Millwright Child is: JAN ROELOFSE SCHENCK II, b. March 01, 1669/70 d. January 19, 1755."

12. Alice Crandall Park, Schenck and Related Families in New Netherlands (1992 Gateway Press In, Baltimore, Md.), pg. 34. NOTE: Group sheet presentation. All data is from various other sources. A poor presentation of material collected and alot of missing documentation. "Left hand upper corner: Bergen, Early Settlers of Kings co., Long Island, N.Y. Shenck pg. 350-2 Dorland/Dorlandt pg. 101 Voorhees pg. 262 Wyckoff pg. 394,396 Jan bought an Island with mill, in Flatlands, and built a wood house there; that house is now in the Brooklyn Museum. Jan Martense Schenck (his signature) b. Netherlands d. sup. 1685 Emigrated 1650 from the Netherlands, with brother Roelof. m. ca. 1670 ? FLatlands, Kings, N.Y. Jannetje Stevens Van Voorhees father Steven Koerten Voorhees her father emigrated 1660. she m. 2) Alexander Sympson 29 Feb. 1690. JANNETJE Janse b. ca. 1672 Gerret Janse Dorlant 20 May 1692; MARTEN Janse of FLatlands n. 1675 m. Cornelia VanWessel wid. of Do. Lupardus. Son John "capt. John" b. 1705 in 1784 heir of John sold the mill property. Inherited by tfather's woill the "ald Land" with island and mill. WILLEMTJE Janse b. c 1677 Pieter Wyckoff "of Monmouth co., N.J. to N.J. ca. 1702 Pieter was s/o Pieter 'Claesz" They belonged to the Freehold Dutch Ch. son Cornelis bp. 1716; STEPHEN Janse b. 2 Oct. 1681 d.y.; JAN/Johannes Janse bp. 5 Nov. 1682 d.y.; NEELTJE Janse bp. 23 Nov. 1683 m. 5 Oct. 1712 Jan Cornelise Wyckoff "of the Raritan" Jan. d. 1746 She was Jan;s 2nd wife. Lived Middlebaugh. Jan's father was Cornelis Pieterse of New Lotts. Before Jan. m 2) 1726 STEPHEN Janse b. 22 Jan. 1686 d. 6 Nov 1767 m. 26 Sep. 1713 Annite/Antje d/o of Nicholas Wyckoff. Sara 1729-1797 m. 1743 Ab Emmans Nicklaes of FLatlands 1732-1810 m. 11 Oct. 1757 Willemtje Wyckoff Jan of Oyster Bay b. 1718 m. Mary Haman Nickolaws W. was of Flatlands as was Stephen. Stephen had two sons: Jan of Oyster Bay b. 1718 Nicklaes of lLatlands b. 1732 both married; ANLTJE/Aelken Janse b. 1687? ANTJE Jansen b. 1689? No brith dates were given for Aaltje nor Antje possibly one was born c. 1679."

General Peter SCHENCK van NYDECK was a son of the last named Derick, Lord of Merden, etc. He was born at Gosh in 1547, married at Doesburgh, May 17th, 1580, to Johanna van SCHENPENZEEL.

To them was born a son at Doesburgh on August 7th, 1584, whom they named Martin SCHENCK van NYDECK.

He was the father of Jan Martinse SCHENCK, probably born at Amersfoort Holland, and married at Amersfort (Flatlands), Long Island, in 1672 or 1678 to Jannetjie STEPHENS VAN VOORHEIS. He

emigrated with other members of his family to America in. June, 1650,

and was the father of Martin JANSE SCHENCK, of Flatlands, born in 1675, married on December 2nd, 1708, to Cornelia Van WESSELEN or Van WESELL, widow of Domine LUPARDIUS. Inherited by his father's will the "Old land with the small island and mill."


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Jan Martense Schenck's Timeline

Amersfoort, Utrecht, Neth
June 28, 1650
Age 19
Age 42
New Netherlands
Age 44
Age 45
Kings Co., New York
Age 46
Flatlands,Kings,New York,USA
Age 51
New Netherlands
January 22, 1686
Age 55
Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, United States