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Jan Teunissen van Pelt (Laenen)

Also Known As: "'John' Teuniszen Lanen Van Pelt"
Birthdate: (92)
Birthplace: Haaften, Hertogdom Gelre, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Death: Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Tonis Jansen van Pelt and Peterken Andriesse
Husband of Marytje van Pelt
Father of Pieter Jansen Van Pelt; John / Hans van Pelt; Grietje 'Margaret' van Pelt; Jacob Jansen van Pelt; Catharina de Haerdt and 6 others
Half brother of Aert Teunisse van Pelt; Elizabethan van Pelt; Anthoine Teunisse van Pelt; Hendrick Teunisse van Pelt; Jacomyntje Laenen and 8 others

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About Jan Teunissen van Pelt

Jan "John" Teunissen Lanen VAN PELT


14 Dec 1645. Jan, son of Teunis Jansen van Pelt. Haaften, west of Tuil, Netherlands

  • Register of Baptisms of the DRC of Tuil: DTB Haaften 819.1


Bef 11 DEC 1737 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York


  • written on 11 Dec 1719 and probated on 11 Dec 1737 Richmond Co, NY.

He names as heirs, his wife, Mary, and specifically names his son Teunis as being his eldest, and names his children from eldest to youngest: Teunis, Peter, Johannes, Hendrick, Jacob, John, Ann, Margaret & Aert

Also named as an heir is his son-in-law: Daniel DeHart who was widower of his deceased daughter Grietje Catherina VanPelt


  • He opposed the British takeover of the Dutch Colony in 1614. But, unlike the rest of the family, he swore allegiance to the British Crown that same year.
  • He was given commission as Captain of the Richmond County Militia in 1692.
  • He was a member of the Peace Commission to the Indians and an influential social leader in political affairs. *He was an active supporter and member of the Dutch Reformed Church.
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December 14, 1645
Tuil, Hertogdom Gelre, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden

Baptised in Dutch Reformed Church.

Haaften, Hertogdom Gelre, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Age 24
Age 27
Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA
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Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
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New York, New York, United States