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Pieter van Merselise (Marselis)

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Beesd, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: September 4, 1682 (60)
Bergen, Jersey City, Hudson, N.j.
Place of Burial: Dutch Ref Church, Bergen, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Gabriel Jansen van Marselis and Anna Ehrmit van Marselis
Husband of Elizabeth van Merselis
Father of Jannetje Pieterse van Merselise; Marcelis Pieterse van Marselis; Niesje Pieterse van Merselis and Hessel Pieterse Marselis
Brother of Peter Gabrielsen Marselis, 1. Russiske Linje; Selius Celio Sillius van Marselis, 2; Elisabeth Gabrielsdatter van Marselis; Hendrick Marselis; Marselis Jans van Bommel and 2 others
Half brother of Ambrosius van de Kerre

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About Pieter van Merselise

Pieter Van Marselis (1600-1682) was born at Leerdam in Utrecht. He represented Russia at the Court of Denmark and was elevated to the Danish nobility on Sep. 17, 1643 and was granted a Coat of Arms.

Danish noblemen fled Hamburg to Amsterdam after the end of the 30 years' war in 1648 which resulted in the Treaty of Westphalia which gave Hamburg to Germany in return for Dutch independence. Pieter went to Beest, near the town of Buren in the province of Gelderland, Holland. Three of his four children were born in Beest.

Pieter found hard times in Holland, and decided to emigrate to New Amsterdam on the ship Beaver arriving in New Amsterdam on May 9, 1661. The ship's register shows that he paid 232 Florins, for passage of 8 persons: including himself, his wife, 4 children and 2 servants. He settled in Bergen NJ, and became a Shepen (Alderman) of Bergen County on Aug. 18, 1673. He died in Bergen on Sep. 4, 1682, after his wife died in 1680.


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Beesd, Gelderland, Netherlands
Age 32
Beesd, Geldermalsen, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Age 34
Beesd, Holland
Age 35
Beest, Gelderlin, Netherlands
Age 37
Beesd, Gelderland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
September 4, 1682
Age 60
Bergen, Jersey City, Hudson, N.j.
Brest, Surden, Holland
Dutch Ref Church, Bergen, New Jersey