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Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably near Bilt, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Death: Died in Bergen, Bergen County, Province of New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of rem vanderbilt and h vandebeeck
Husband of Annetje Hendricks; Divertgen Cornelis and Magdalena Hanse
Father of Aris Janse Vanderbilt; Jacob Janse Vanderbilt; Gerritje Vanderbilt and Marretje Janse Remsen

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About Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt

Dutch emigrant to the USA after 1625.


From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=joanfran&id=I06138

Jan Aertsen VANDERBILT

  • 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.

"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.

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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.

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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"
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Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt's Timeline

1625
1625
Probably near Bilt, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
1651
December 3, 1651
Age 26
New Amsterdam, New York, United States
1653
April 6, 1653
Age 28
New Amsterdam, New York, New York, United States
1687
August 13, 1687
Age 62
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
1705
February 2, 1705
Age 80
Bergen, Bergen County, Province of New Jersey
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New Amsterdam, NY
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