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Marretje Gerretse van Couwenhoven

Also Known As: "van Kouwenhoven", "Marretje Gerritse"
Birthplace: Nieuw Amersfoort (Flatlands), New Netherland Colony
Death: before circa 1709
Long Island, Suffolk County, New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gerret Wolfertse van Couwenhoven and Aeltje Cornelisse Cool
Wife of Coert Stevensen; Frans Jansen van Hoochten and Coert Stevense van Voorhees
Mother of Garret Coerten Voorhees; Lysbeth van Hoogten; Johannes van Hoogten; Maria Frans Quick; Stephen Coerten Voorhees and 8 others
Sister of Deacon Willem van Couwenhoven; Jan Gerretse Van Couwenhoven and Neeltje Gerretse van Couwenhoven
Half sister of Helena Elbertse Willett ; Elbert Stouthoff; Aegje Elbertse van Dyekhuysen and Gerret Elbertse Stoothoff

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About Marretje Gerretse van Couwenhoven

Marretje Gerretje Van Couwenhoven

  • Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven
  • father - Gerret Wolfersen Van Kouwenhoven
  • mother - Aeltje Cornelis Cool
  • born - before 10 Apr 1644
  • baptised - 10 Apr 1644 at Dutch Reformed Church, Nieuw Amsterdam,
  • married - Coert Stevense Van Voorhees, son of Steven Coerts Van Voorhees and Aeltje Wessels
  • died - between 1702 and 1709
  • She was also known as Marretje Kowenhoven.
  • She was also known as Marretje Van Couwenhoven
  • She was also known as Marytje Van Couwenhoven


1644 Apr 10; Gerrit Wolfertszen; Marritje; Wolferts Gerritszen, Pieter Wolfertszen

Prior to British rule, Flatlands was known as Nieuw Amersfoort (named after the Dutch city of Amersfoort) and was established as a farming community when, in 1636, Andreas Hudde and Wolphert Gerretse bought 15,000 acres of land centered around what is now the intersection of Kings Highway and Flatbush Avenue. Crops typically grown in the area were beans, corn, marsh hay, squash, potato bean and tobacco. Oysters and clams were also farmed and harvested from Jamaica Bay, surrounding marshes and basins. The amount of farming done in the area also made Niew Amersfoort a slave town by necessity until the state declared emancipation of all slaves in 1827, after which black laborers took up farming jobs, many times on the farms they worked on as slaves.[2] Historic homes dated to the 18th century include the Stoothoff-Baxter-Kouwenhaven House. This historic monument, located at 1640 E. 48th St., New York, New York, couldn't be the original van Couwenhoven home but it was most probably built by the same family.

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Marretje Gerretse van Couwenhoven's Timeline

April 10, 1643
- 1644
Flatlands, Long Island, New York
April 10, 1644
Nieuw Amersfoort (Flatlands), New Netherland Colony
April 10, 1644
Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York
April 10, 1644
Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York
April 10, 1644
Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States
April 10, 1644
Flatlands, Kings, Ny
April 10, 1644
Flatlands, Kings, Ny
September 14, 1659
Age 15
Nieuw-Amsterdam, Nieuw-Nederland
January 5, 1663
Age 18
New Amsterdam, New Netherland