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Jan Pietersz van Deventer

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Overijssel, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Abt. 1692 in New Utrecht, Long Island, New Netherlands
Place of Burial: Oude Kerk, Beek, Limburg, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Pieter Hermanus Hermans van Deventer and Fenneke Josephine Josephine Hendrikes Hendrikcs
Husband of Maria Hoogeboom
Father of Marieken van Deventer; Pieter Jansen Van Deventer; Adriaentje Van Deventer; Gerrit Jansz van Deventer SV/PROG; Jacobus Jansen van Deventer and 2 others
Brother of Marritje Maria van Deventer; Dirck Pietersz van Deventer; Hendrick Pietersz van Deventer; Pieter van Deventer, ??? and [-?-] van Deventer

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About Jan Pietersz van Deventer

Thank you for all this information: Ann Ramsey.

Just one correction: The mutation for Variegate Porphyria in South Africa is R59W and they still presume it must be from Ariaantje Jacobs SM/PROG my 7th great grandmother and or/maybe Gerrit Jansz van Deventer.... ? Cecilia Jacoba Strauss (Coetzee; van Niekerk, van der Linde, Snyman, Swanepoel....)


the date of birth should b. c. 1627 - as the date given is the baptismal date

Descendants of Jan Pietersz VAN DEVENTER from whom, to my knowledge, nearly all of the VAN DEVENTERS in the United States are descended as well as any other lines of VAN DEVENTERS found in North America. Known alternate spellings of VAN DEVENTER include: VAN DEVANTER; VANDEVENDER; VAN DEVANDER; VANDERVENTER; VANDEVENTER; VANDEVANTER; VANDEVANDER; VANDEVENTER; VAN DE VENTER

First record book of the Society of the daughters of Holland dames, descendants of the ancient and honorable families of the state of New York (1907)

Author: Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland; Velazquez, Mariana; Holbrook, Viola Vowers

Publisher: [New York] Pub. by the order of the Society [The Grafton press] pg.  105

Van Deventer, Jan Pietersen, 1628 . From Overyssel, 1662. Schepen of Nieuw Utrecht, 1673. Freeholder of Nieuw Utrecht, 1675. Member of the Dutch Church, Nieuw Utrecht, 1677

New Amsterdam - Immigrants

  • Jan Pietersz van Deventer
  • Jan (John) Pietersz van Deventer, bp. April 24, 1627, in the City of Deventer, Province of Overyssel, Holland', was the founder of the family in America. He was the son of Pieter Hermans van Deventer, from Twello, and Fenneke Hendricks, born in Weseke, Westphalia. He died ca. 1692 in New Netherland.
  • Jan Pietersz van Deventer came from Bunnik, in the Province of Utrecht, with his wife and three children. They sailed on the ship "Hope," arriving in New Amsterdam April 8, 1662. A list of the passengers on this ship is given in Holland Soc., N. Y., Year Book, 1902, p. 20. . . .

Family Group Sheet

Jan Pieterse van Deventer:

  • Born: c1627, Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Baptized: 24 April, 1627, Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Died: c1692, New Utrecht, Long Island, New York
  • Married: Maria Hogeboom, 1652, Houten, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Father: Pieter Hermans VanDeventer
  • Mother: Fenneke (Josephine) Hendricks

Maria Hogeboom:

  • Born: Houten, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Died: before 1685, New Utrecht, Long Island, New York
  • Father: Rochus (Rutgers) Ardiaens Hoogeboom
  • Mother: Maria Willems VanOdyck
Emigrated in 1662 from the "Steght" [means bishopric and the bishopric of Utrecht was very large] in the Netherlands arriving in New Amsterdam 8 Apr. 1662 on the ship "Hope" on the list his occupation was listed as tailor.  Res. Utrecht and Bunnik, Holland 

While living in Province of Utrecht he was a kleermaker (tailor).

He was the founder of  the van Deventer family in America.  

He landed in New Amsterdam but soon went over to Breukelen (Brooklyn) on Nassau Island and first settled there. In 1664 Jan van Deventer settled in New Utrecht.


  • 1. Pieter Jansen van Deventer b. c1653, Bunnik, Utrecht, Holland bapt. 1653, Bunnik, Utrecht, Holland . died: AFT 19 OCT 1709 m. Maria Christianse van Doorn, 22 March 1685/86, New Utrecht, Long Island, New Netherland. Maria was born about 1660
  • 2. Adriaentje (Adriana) van Deventer b. 1656, Utrecht, Holland bp. : 4 APR 1658 Bunnik, Utrecht, Netherlands. m. William Hansen
  • 3. Femmetje (Marieken) van Deventer b. c1658, Utrecht, Holland m. Cornelis Jansen Van Cleef, 1680, New Netherland
  • 4. Jacobus van Deventer b. c1663 bapt. 11 March 1662/63, Brooklyn DRC d. 1692 m. Femmetje Barents Ridder, a daughter of Sijtie Laurens and Barent Joosten Ridder.
  • 5. Cornelius van Deventer b. 1665-1666, New Utrecht, New Netherland


Deventer is a village on the IJssel River, Overijssel, Holland. ' Jan, his wife and three children came to New Netherland aboard the ship De Hoop (The Hope), 1662. Documentary History of New York; Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York; Yearbook of the Holland Society, 1897; Christobelle Van Deventer, Van Deventer Family (Stephens, Columbia, MO, 1943); Dorothy A. Koenig ; http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bstevens/VanCleef.html#anchor84210

Given as a Possible Son

Gerrit Jansz van Deventer Born: Abt 1660-1663, Veldcamp, Netherlands Born: Abt 1660-1663, Field Camp, Netherlands

NO mention of him being a son of Jan Pietersz van Deventer or a possiblity of other sons or children appear in the Vandeventer genealogies by Paul Vandeventer and Cristobelle van Deventer than the 5 listed above under the "Family Group Sheet" section.

Notation found on this is:

Someone has just written to me asking about Gerrit Van Deventer who m. Arriantje Jacobs van den Berg and left for South Africa. According to Mr. Velde, sufferers of porphyria variegata (with the gene R 9 W) are descendants of this Gerrit VD. - - He is suggesting that Gerrit might have been a brother of Jan Petersz, the original VD ancestor who arrived in Brooklyn in 1662.

Sadly I did not make more notation as to when it was written or if I picked the comment up in research -

his father, his wife and children are listed as:

Jan VAN DEVENTER (AFN:CFW3-FP) Born: Abt. 1642 Place: , , Germany

Children 1. Sex M Name Gerrit Janse VAN DEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-BX)

  • Born: Abt 1663 Place: Veldcamp, , , Netherlands
  • Gerrit Janse VAN DEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-BX)
  • Born: Abt 1663 Place: Veldcamp, , , Netherlands
  • Married: 29 Oct 1688 place: , Capetown, C.p., South Africa
  • Father: Jan VAN DEVENTER (AFN:CFW3-FP)

Ariaantje JACOBS (AFN:3XD7-C4) Pedigree

  • Born: Abt 1667 Place: Of Totterdam, Neth
  • Married: 29 Oct 1688 Place: , Capetown, C.p., South Africa
  • Mother: Heiltjie (Marijtje) ARIENS (AFN:CFW3-H2)


  • 1 . F Johanna Margaretha VAN DEVENTER (AFN:39TJ-SM) Born: 1700 Christened: 1702 Cape Town, Cape Of Good Hop, South Africa
  • 2. M Geosje VAN DEVENTER (AFN:Q455-WV) Born: 1707 christened: 18 Aug 1707 , , C.p., South
  • 3. M Jacob Or Gerrit VAN DEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-TJ) Born: 1705 Place: Stellenbosch, Cape, S-Afr Christened: 1705 Cape Of Good Hop, South Africa, South Africa
  • 4. M Hendrik VAN DEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-WV) Born: 1711 Stellenbosch, Cape, S-Afr
  • 5. F Jacomina VANDEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-9R) Born: 9 Mar 1692 Stellenbosch, Cape, S/afr Christened: 9 Mar 1692 , Stellenbosch, C.p., South Africa
  • 6. M Gerrit VAN DEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-X2) Born: 14 May 1713 Paarl, Cape, S-Afr Christened: 14 May 1713, Pearl, C.p., South Africa
  • 7. F Aletta Or Altyn VANDEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-R6) Born: 27 Jun 1700 Stellenbosch, Cape, S-Afr Christened: 27 Jun 1700 , Stellenbosch, C.p., South Africa
  • 8. F Geesje VAN DEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-VP) Born: 18 Aug 1707 Cape Town, Cape, S-Afr Christened: 18 Aug 1707 Cape Town, Cape Of Good Hop, South Africa
  • 9. M Jan G. VAN DEVENTER (AFN:3XD7-Q1) Born: 21 Aug 1689 Stellenbosch, Cape, S-Afr Christened: 21 Aug 1689 , Stellenbosch, C.p., South Africa


 1. 	Paul J.. Vandeventer, Van Deventer Family 1550 -  1977, The, pg. 5, 9, 10-19. 

Jan (John) Pietersz van Denenter son of Pieter Hermans, bp. April 24, 1627 in Deventer , died ca. 1692 in New Netherland,; lived in Deventer, Utrechht and Bunnik; married 1652 in Houten Maria Hoogeboom; emigrated to New Netherlands, 1662 and settled on Long Island, N.Y....Jan (John) Pietersz vann Deventer bp. Apr. 24, 1627 in the city of Deventer, Province of Overysell, was the founder of the family in America. He was the son of Peter Hermans van Deventer, from Twello and Fenneke Hendricks, born in Weseke, Westphalia. He died ca. 1692 in New Netherland. The middle name of Jan Pietersz (or Pietersen) van Deventer is from the first name of his father with 'sz' or 'sen' added signifying 'son of'...In the year 1652, in the village of Houten, Province of Utrecht, Jan Pietersz van Deventer and Maria Hoogeboom were married in a church that is still in use....From an examination of the records in the Province of Utrecht it was found that Jan Pietersz (van Deventer), kleermaker (tailor), resided in Utrecht and was admitted to the Dutch church there in the 1650's.. He later lived in Bunnik, southeast of Utrecht, from 1653 to 1661, when he emigrated from the Netherlands to America...There is a record showing that on April 4, 1658, Jan, the Kleermaker (tailor),, baptized a daughter, Marieken (old form of Maria).. The wife's name is not given... That they were members of the Dutch church at Bunnik is attested by the fact that they brought letter to New Netherland on which they were admitted to membership in the Dutch Church at Breukelen (Brooklyn), N.Y. Dec. 25, 1662, Jan Pietersz van Deventer came from Bunnik, in the Province of Utrecht, with his wife and three children. They sailed on the ship 'Hope' arriving in New Amsterdam April 8,, 1662...Jan Pietersz van Deventer, who landed in New Amsterdam April 8, 1662, very soon went over to Breukelen (Brooklyn),, on Nassau Island and first settled there.. His presence is shown by a petition of March 1, 1663. Among 28 substantial citizens he signed his name 'Jan Pietersz van Deventer' to a petition by inhabitants of the village of Breukelen for a grant of land in the vicinity of Breukelen, for a new town and salt meadows. This petition described him as at that time an inhabitant of Breueklen; so called from the village of that name in the Province of Utrecht...Jan Van Deventer and his wife Maria were admitted to membership in the Reformed Dutch church of Brooklyn, N.Y.. Dec. 25, 1622 on the presentation of letters from the church at Bunnik, Holland, ...In 1664 Jan van Deventer settled in New Utrecht. This is shown by an affidavit of Feb. 14, 1664 signed by ten persons, in which they declared that at that time they were all inhabitants of the village of New Utrecht and that they were there Jan 12, 1664....From the re-conquest of the Dutch in 1673, the recovered territory was first governed by a Council of War, who from double nominations sent by the inhabitants, selected for the towns of Kings co.. for schepens - - - and Jan van Deventer. An original record in the archives at Albany, N.Y. shows that Jan van Deventer had been selected from the submitted nominations of the delegates' as a schepen of the town of New Utrecht and was appointed to that office August 18, 1673 by Governor Colve. He continued in that office while the Dutch remained in authority. A schepen or supervisor, whose authority is more general than the authority of such an officer in our time.. Another original paper shows that deeds of conveyance were proved before Jan van Deventer as overseer (Magistrate) of New Utrecht, 1677. In Sept. 16887 at New Utrecht, Jan van Deventer took the oath of allegiance to the British Crown as a foreign-born citizen, having lived in this country twenty-five years. In 1688 he was constable of New Utrecht. His name appears as Jan van Deventer on the assessment roll of real and personal property of the inhabitants of New Utrecht in 1675 and following years and also on the census rolls. On Jan 5, 167775 at an auction sale of land in New Utrecht, John van Deventer purchased for 2050 guilders a tract as follows: The new land of Claes Smit containing about 13 morgens, said land adjoining the house plots on the one side of Jan Tomasse van Dyckk and on the other of Arie Willemse with a choice piece of meadow in Canarsie known as No. 8. This was later known as 'Lane Lots' and covered the territory now bounded by 18th and 22nd Avenues, 71st and 72nd Streets in Brooklyn.... The land was sold by his heirs Sept 8, 1694 for 6000 guilders,, to his son Pieter. [A guilder was about 50 cents.]. On May 10, 1677 a parcel of cultivated land and woodland at Yellow Hoekk known as No. 5 in length 260 rods in breadth as staked out by Mr. Cortelyou, the surveyor, bounded on the one side by land of Ariaen Willense and on the other by that of Theunnis Janse, was conveyed to 'John' van Deventer by a deed of record written by Michael Haynelles, Secretary of the Dutch towns.. The same was conveyed by Jan van Deventer Nov. 17,, 1689 to Hendrick Matthyse van Pelt...On May 14, 1683 Claes Claesen Smit conveyed to Jan van Deventer land in New Utrecht: lying betwixt the land of Cryne Janse and that of Carell van Dyckk, also a right in the common woodland and a lot in Canarsie. Jan van Deventer is one of the grantees in a patent given May 13, 1686, by Gov. Dongan, whereby additional lands were granted from the town of New Utrecht.. In October, 1677 a Dutch church with a membership of 27 was established in New Utrecht, organized by Dominie Casparus van Zuuren, who left copious minutes of his services. The minutes of the first meeting show that 'Jan Pietersz van Deventer and Maria his wife were participants in the organization of the church and were among the original members....Her name does not appear in the second list of members in 1685 nor is she otherwise mentioned after that date. The records show that Jan van Deventer was a deacon in the Reformed Dutch Church of New Utrecht, 1679 to 1689...."

2. 	E. B. O'Callaghan, Documentary History of New York, Vol. 3 pg. 38, 59

. "April , 1662 in the Hope, Jan Petersen, from Deventer; tailor,, and wife and three children..."Amsterdam in N. Netherlands A.D. 1662 -- Jan Pieterszen van deventer, tailor owes for passage and board when he in the year 1662,, 8 April, by the ship Hope, Captain Pieter Emilius, is here come....36, for his wife...36,, for his 3 children of 9,, 6 and 4 years...54...54..126."

 3. 	Teunis G. Bergen, Early Settlers of King County,, New York, 1881, pg. 327. 

"Jan Pietersz van Deventer, the ancestor of the family, emigrated in 1662 from the 'Steght' in the Netherlands, and may at one time have resided at Deventer in Overyssel..Settled at first in Brooklyn and from thence removed to New Utrecht, of which place he was appointed Schepen by Gov.. Colve in 1673, where his name appears on the assessment roll of 1675 and where he and his wife were members of the R.D.. Church in 1677. Owned plot No. 5 in Yellow Hoek (Bay Ridge) as early as 1677, which he sold Nov. 17, 1680, to Hendrick Mattyse van Pelt. Bought Bought May 14,, 16822, of Claes Claesen Smith his farm in New Utrecht , as per Libb 11 of Conv, pg. 132 and which he sold Sept. 1694 to his son Pieter Jansen for 6000gl. In 16887 he took oath of allegiance at New Utrecht."

 4. 	Paul J.. Vandeventer, Van Deventer Family 1550 -  1977, The, pg. 9. 

"Maria was born at Houtenn, a village about four miles from the city of Utrecht and was the daughter of Rochus Adriaens Hoogeboon and Maria Willems van Odyck ...."

 5. 	Paul J.. Vandeventer, Van Deventer Family 1550 -  1977, The, pg. 19. 

Adriaentje (Adriana) b. 1656 m. Willliam Hansen [sup].

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Jan Pietersz van Deventer's Timeline

Probably Amsterdam, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
April 24, 1627
Overijssel, The Netherlands
April 24, 1627
Age 25
Vil, Bunnik, Utrecht, Netherlands
Age 28
Utrecht, Bunnik, Utrecht, Netherlands
November 3, 1663
Age 36
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
Age 35
Deventer, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Age 37
New Utrecht, Kings (long Island), New York