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Jan Dircksen Meyer

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Death: January 17, 1700 (66-74)
Brooklyn, Kings County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Dirck Meyer and Maritje Meyer (Post)
Husband of Tryntje Grevenraet and Baertje Hendrickse Mayer
Father of Andries Jansen Meyer; Johannes Jansen Meyer; Dircksje Frederica Vreeland; Pieter Meyer; Lysbeth Meyer and 1 other

Occupation: painter
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Jan Dircksen Meyer

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New Amsterdam Immigrant

• one of the 93 who signed the Remonstrance that convinced Stuyvesant to surrender New Netherland to the British in 1664.

His son Pieter was born in New York in 1657.

• (from the Cornelius Mitchell genealogy) New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vols. 4, 9, 61. .Annals of Newtown, by James Riker, Jr. JAN DIRCKSZEN MEYER (468) Jan Dirckszen Meyer, obviously son of a Dirck Meyer, is the earliest ancestor in this line of whom we find any record. He was born, probably in Amsterdam, Holland. The date of his death is uncertain. He was living Feburary 26, 1689 and had died prior to June 12, 1700. He married Tryntje (Catharina) Grevenraedt probably in Amsterdam, Holland. They came to New Amsterdam after the birth of their second child.

Jan married second, Badatje Kip, widow of Jan Wanshaer, November 25, 1677.

There is reason to believe that Jan Meyer was a painter and that he was admitted to the rights of small burgher on April 14, 1659. His wealth at the time of the final cession of New York to the English in 1674 has been estimated at $2000. He resided then in the present Bridge Street but in 1686 he was living in Stone Street between Whitehall and Broad.

• Jan was one of signers of the petition to surrender New Amsterdam to the British.

•The children of Jan Dirckszen Meyer and Tryntje were:

1. Andries, born in Amsterdam, Holland, date unknown; m. Vrouwtje Iden Van der Vorst (or Van Vorst). The date of his death is not known.

2. Dirckje (sometimes called Dirckje Jans), born in Amsterdam, Holland; m. June 3 or June 20, 1670, Enoch Michielszen (or Vreeland). She died October 5, 1688.

3. Johannes, baptized in the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam, February 25, 1652. He was called in the baptismal record son of Jan Dirckszen. The mother's name is not mentioned in the record.

4. Lysbeth, baptized January 31, 1655. She was called daughter of Jan Dircksen in the baptismal record. Mother's name not mentioned in the record.

5. Pieter (234), baptized March 25, 1657.

6. Elsje, baptized February 25, 1663. No further record. Not to be confused with Elsje Meyer, a daughter of Andries Meyer who married Evert Duyking on February 3, 1704.

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The name of Meyers (or Myer) is a very ancient and common one both in Germany and Holland, and is supposed to take its derivation from Meyer, a country Mayor, or Sheriff, sometimes, though rarely, translated Farmer ; Meyery, a Manor, Mayoralty, or Lordship ; or, perhaps, from Meir, a lake. Its exact designation among the individuals here given, we have not more definitely attempted to trace. The orthography varies in the same family, but the most common form of the name as it appears in the records is Meyer and Myer. There were four persons,* early resi- dents of New Amsterdam, who do not appear to have been related to each other, but from whom sprung four distinct lines of this family in New York.

These were:

Jillis (or Gillis) Pieterszen [Meyer],
'''Jan Dirckszen 


Marten Janszen Meyer,
and Adolf Meyer
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Jan Dircksen Meyer's Timeline

Amsterdam, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Age 20
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
February 25, 1652
Age 22
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
Age 23
Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Age 25
New York
March 25, 1657
Age 27
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
February 1663
Age 33
New York