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About Maritje Dirckse van Aersdalen

Somerset County historical quarterly By A Van Doren Honeyman, Somerset County Historical Society (N.J.)

As to Cornelis' first wife, a Wizzelpenning, we have no knowledge. Aeltje Kouwenhoven was b. Dec. 14, 1665 and d. about 1689, and was the dau. of William Gerretsen Couwenhoven (so signed his name) and Altie, dau. of Joris Dircksen Rrinckerhofl. Marritje Dirckse may have been an Amerman, the dau. of Derek Jansen Amerman and Aeltje Paulus Vander Beeck, who emigrated in 1650 and settled in Flat- lands, but this is uncertain.

Children Of Cornelis Van Arsdalen (3) And Marretje Dirkse: [Order only certain as to sons and daughters]

10. Altie; m., Sept. 19, 1719, Jeronimus Rapalje (son of Teunis Rapalje and Sarah Van Veghten). They resided at New Brunswick and had several ch.

11. Dirck. Probably settled near Three-Mile Run, Somerset co., N. J. A Dirck was there in 1723, and was deacon in 1734 and 1736 in the Dutch ch. in New Brunswick. Not further traced.

12. Jan; d. 1750; settled on the Harlingen, N. J., tract, in Somerset Co. On May 4, 1741, he and Hendrick Vanderveer jointly purchased Lot No. 21 of Cornelius Van Duyn, of Brooklyn. (Trenton Deeds, Book G 2, p. 494). Will shows he had two wives, the second Mary - . It was probated May 26, 1750, and names as ch., Cornelius, Garret, Jo- Hannis, Isaac, Maritie (wife of John Van Nuise), Johanna and Sara; also an expected child. His executors were his brother Philip and Nicolas Wyckoff. Second wife living but not named. (Trenton Wills, Book E, p. 350). His ch. Johannis, Jannetje (deceased in 1750) and Johanna were baptized at Readington 1731 and later, and he was a deacon of that church in 1733, and elder in 1736. It is said that the Rev. Cornelius C. Van Arsdale, D. D., prominent minister in Philadelphia (1841-9), who d. in 1856, was Jan's grandson.

13. Simon, bapt. Aug. 16, 1697; m., Oct. 30, 1716, Yannetje Ro- meyn. He settled in Bucks co., Pa. Had several ch., and was probably the grandfather of Rev. Simeon Van Artsdalen (he so wrote his name), pastor of the Readington, N. J., Ref. Dutch ch., 1783-86, who was b. in Bucks co.

14. Maria. No further trace; living in 1738.

15. Petronella; living in 1738; possibly m. Dirck Van Dyke.

16. Philip, b. at Flatbush, L. I., Feb. 25, 1702; d. June 28, 1796; m. (1) Apr. 30, 1726, Jane Van Dyke (dau. of Hendrick and Engeltie Van Dyke, of Red Mills, near Brooklyn, N. Y.), who was b. 1706 and d. Nov. 23, 1743; and (2) April 13, 1750, (license at Trenton dated Apr. 9) Hannah Macknish (or Magnish), of Middlesex co., who d. Sept. 12, 1776.

It is Philip's descending line which is hereinafter treated. What follows is by no means a complete line of Philip's descendants, but is such as has come to the writer's knowledge. Valuable assistance in this has been given by Mrs. Henrietta Huff and Mr. John A. Powelson, of Pluckemin, and others.

Philip must have settled in 1728, soon after his first marriage, within the bounds of the Readington congregation. On May 20, 1728, he received a deed from his father-in-law, Hendrick Van Dyke, for 230 acres of land, adjoining "the brook," Robert Burnett and ' Dumont.

While the exact location is uncertain it is to be judged it was in present Branchburg, possibly in present Hillsborough township, as a Philip Van Arsdale was among the inhabitants of Hillsborough in 1751. This land came afterward into the ownership of John, Philip's son, as in 1793 a sheriff's deed sold it away from John to Philip, Jr., the deed being recorded at Somerville and reciting the earlier deed from Hendrick Van Dyke. (Somerset Deeds, Book A, p. 296). As on Jan. 16, 1783, Philip (presumed to be Philip, Sr.) sold 240 acres of land near Pluckemin to his son Hendrick, it may be Philip spent his later days on this Pluckemin farm. In fact a deed to Johannes Powelson, of near Pluckemin, May I, 1767, stated it was along the line of Philip Van Arsdalen. The fact that Philip's wife, Jane, joined the Readington church in 1733, and he in 1741, makes it certain, we think, that he originally lived nearer Readington than to either Pluckemin or Somerville, but it is also probable that, before 1767, he had gone to near Pluckemin.

Philip's will of Oct. 23, 1787, was probated Aug. 10, 1796 (Trenton Wills, Book 35, p. 405), but only mentions his four living sons,.Hendrick, Philip, John and Jacob. As noted below, some of Philip's children were bapt. at Readington (1729-^4) and one at Somerville (1738) ; but subsequent baptisms have not been discovered. (For ch., see infra).

17. Abraham; d. 1753; m. Maria (perhaps Stryker). He settled near Harlingen. Whether he is the same Abraham who (in such case with an earlier wife) had a wife Catreytje, when a son, Wilhelmus, was bapt. at Somerville in 1737 is not known, but the Abraham of Harlingen left a will of Apr. 4, 1753, probated May 7, 1753 (Trenton Wills, Book F, p. 119) which shows his ch. were Isaac, William, Catherine, Cornelius, Abraham/ and an expected child.

18. Jacobus; m. Alida Hoagland (dau. of Harmanus Hoagland and Adriana Stoothoff, of Flatbush), who was b. Mar. 19, 1710, and had previously been married. They resided near Harlingen, N. J., and probably had ch., but not traced.

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Maritje Dirckse van Aersdalen's Timeline

June 2, 1672
Nieuw-Amersfoort, Nieuw-Nederland
Age 19
Flatlands, Kings County, New York
Age 19
Flatbush, Kings County, New York
Age 22
Flatlands, Kings County, New York
August 16, 1697
Age 25
Flatlands, Kings County, Province of New York
Age 27
Flatbush, Kings, New York, USA
February 25, 1702
Age 29
Flatlands, Kings, New York
Age 32
Flatbush, Kings, New York, USA