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Theodorus Polhemius

Also Known As: "Polemar/polender/polemius/Polhemius;Polhemuis;", "polhemius"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Itamaracá, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Death: Died in Jamaica, Long Island, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Reverend Johannes Theodorus Polhemius, II and Catharina Van Der Werven
Husband of Aertje Teunise Bogaert
Father of Aertje Polhemus; Sarah Remsen; Teunis Polhemius; Catryntje Kaljer; Neeltje Cornelia Polhemius and 3 others
Brother of Adrianna Sueberingh; Margarietje Polhemius; Lammetje Polhemus; Anna Van Wyck; Snebering Polhemius and 3 others
Half brother of Christina Polhemus

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About Theodorus Polhemius

Theodorus Polhemus M, #92540, b. circa 1646, d. 1722

     Theodorus Polhemus was born circa 1646 at Brazil. Theodorus married Aertje Teunise Bogaert on Oct 14, 1677 at Dutch Reformed Church, Flatbush, Kings County, New York. Theodorus Polhemus died in 1722.
    He resided at at later, Jamaica, Queens County, New York. He resided at at settled, Flushing, Queens County, New York. 

Theodorus's left a will on Feb 14, 1720. Occupation a brewer, a wheelwright, and a cooper Children of Theodorus Polhemus and Aertje Teunise Bogaert Theodorus married Aertje Teunise Bogaert on Oct 14, 1677 at Dutch Reformed Church, Flatbush, Kings County, New York. Elizabeth Polhemus+ b. Nov 5, 1693, d. circa 1776 Abraham Polhemus b. Mar 19, 1696


1. James Ricker Jr., Annals of Newtown In Queens County New York, The (1982 Hunterdon House Lambert, N.J. [1852 D. Fanshaw 108 Nassau Street New York]), pg. 249, 348-9. "Johannes Theodorus Polhemus..his widow, whose maiden name was Catherine Vo Werven..His children were Theodorus... Theodorus Polhemus was b. on the Island of Tamarica in Brazil. He m. Oct. 14, 1677 Aertie dau. of Teunis G. Bogart by his intermarriage with Sarah dau. of Joris Jansen de Rapalie. Soon after this Mr. Polhemus was chosen a deacon of the Flatbush Church in which he served two years. Prior to 1692 he removed to the town of Jamaica where he d. in 1722 leaving sons: Teunis... Johannes... Abraham..."

2. Henry B. Hoff, Genealogies of Long Island Families From the N.Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record (1987 Genealogical Publishing Company Baltimore, Md.), pg. 608-23, 625-8. " son of Rev. Johannes Theodorus and Catherine Van Werven...was born 1646 on the Island of Itamrca, Brazil according to the record of his marriage and died about 1722 in Jamaica, Long Island. On Oct. 14, 1677 he married in the Flatbush Church (HSYB:1898:87) Aeertje Bogert who was baptized Dec. 19, 1655 in the New York Dutch Church (BDC:1:120) and who was living in 1720/1 a daughter of Teunis Gysbert and Sara (Rapelje) Bogert. Theodorus was a brewer, wheelwright and cooper, and resided in Flatbush until about 1683, when he removed to Jamaica. He was an overseer in the town of Flatbush in 1677... He is also recorded as Beacon of the Flatbush Dutch Church in 1679, and a Majistrate there in 1678-79. With three others he petitioned the court on Oct. 25, 1682 for permission to purchase from the antives certain lands on Cows Neck, Long Island, which was denied (CHM:II:249) He was one of the orginal organizers of the Dutch Reformed Church in Jamaica in 1695 and offered to pay 12d quarterly... at the town meeting of Jamaica held on Jan 4, 1699 he and three others were appointed to solicit funds voluntarily for the meeting house (Grace Church)... Later he apprently was connected with the dutch church in both Kings and Queens counties fo on Sept. 19, 1709 he signed a petition as elder of Domine Freeman's Congregation of Queens county (ERNY 798-9) and on Oct. 6, 1709 an oder was issued on the petition of : Dorus" Polhemus and elders of the Dutch church in Kings county (CCM:232). During the years of his residence in Jamaica he was involved in several real estate transactions. On Feb. 20, 1686-7 John Hunt of Newtown deeded to Theodorus Polhemus twenty acres of land in Jamaica... (QC-D:BI:74) and on March 6, 1697 Thomas Morrell Jr. and his wife conveyed to Theodorus Polemus of Jamaica certain shilling rights and privileges in his common land at Newton (NW-TM:II:472). John Montfort and Ida his wife for 380 pounds deeded Theodorus Polhemus on May 1705 sixty acres with buildings; also salt meadows land in Jamaica... (QC-D:B2:79). On May 5, 1718 Benjamin Wiggins of Jamaica sold Theodorus Polhemus of that place, salt meadow land in Jamaica - 1/4 of fifiteen acres for 27 pounds 10 schillings and on Aug. 6, 1720 Gerrit Cl aeson of Jamacia conveyed to Theodorus Polhemus of that palce 14 acres with meadow...for 100 pounds (QC-D:C 159-60 and 271-73). On Nove 17, 1701 a Dutch India Company consisting of Theodorus Polhemus... of Long Island bought of John Harrison and Elizabeth his wife of Elizabethtown, N.J. for 1850 pounds a tract of 12,000 acres of land located and divided it into twelve equal parts. According to the deed, which was recorded Nov. 28, 1701 the land was partly in Middlesex and partly in Somerset counties... (NJ-D:G:339; C-HD:21)... On Aug 22, 1720 Theodorus Polhemus, yeoman of Jamaica, conveyed to Teunis Polhemus (his son) yeoman of Jamaica his land at Flatbush; and on Dec. 5, 1728 he conveyed to Abraham Polhemus of Jamacia son of Theodorus Polhemus for 100 pounds 100 acres of orchard land at New Jamaica next to land now also convevyed to Johannes Polhemus 1/2 of 60 acres of land in Newton and also 1/2 all Meadow land in Jamaica (KC-D:IV:262; QC-D:C:270-1) .. In his will dated Feb 14, 1720-21 and proved May 22, 1722 Theodorus Polhemus of Jamaica... (WYHS:2:249)."

3. David M. Ricker, Genealogical and Biographical Directory to Persons in New Netherlands From 1613 to 1674 Volumes I, II, III, IV, 2000, CD #11 V011_01V1, Familty Tree Maker's Family Archives, pg. 144. COMMENTS: Har.= Ricker's History of Harlem; KCo = Bergen's Early Settlers of Kings County, L.I.; CFSev = Seversmith's Colonial Families of Long Island; PA = Pearson's First Settler's of Albany; PS = Pearson's First Settlers of Schnectady; PAT = Nelson's History of The City of Paterson and County of Passaic, N.J.; HHHC = Winfield's History of Hudson County; SCL = Evjen's Scandnavian Immigrants in New York 1660 - 1674 : AnN = Ricker's Annals of Newtown; WP = Davis' Winchester Patriarchs; GNYF = Talcott's Genealogical Notes of New York Families; WNYHS = The New York Abstract of Wills by the New York Historical Society; REC = The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; NNC = New Netherland Connections. "Family Surname: Polhemus; Immigrant: Johannes Theodorus Polhemus; Ethnic origin: German; Born 1598; Native town: Zweikirchen (Bikirchen) Germany; Approx arrival: 1654; Settled: Flatbush L.I.; died 6/9/1676 at Flatbush L.I.; married 1st unknown m. 2nd c. 1643 Catharina vander Werven. He was Domine at Flatbush, Flatlands, Bushwick, Gravesend, Brooklyn L.I.: Patron: Janszen; Children: THEODORUS b. c. 1646 d. c. 1722 in Jamaica L.I. m. 10/14/1677 Flat. Aertje d/o Teunis Gysbertse Bogert. they rem. to Jamaica in 1683. ch: Teunis, Sarah, Catryntje, Johannes, Neeltje, Elizabeth, Abraham.; DANIEL b. c. 1662 Flatbush d. c. 1730 m. 8/13/1685 Flat. Neeltje d/o Cornelis Janszen Vanderveer they lived Flatbush L.I. ch: Johannes, Catrina, Maria, Elizabeth, Cornelis, Jacob, Daniel, Hendrick, Abraham, Margareitje, Neeltje; ADRIANNA b. c. 1644 b. c. 1644 Brazil m. c. 1661 Jan Roelffszen Sebring they lived Flatbush, L.I. ch. Cornelis, Ida, Lucas, Roelof, Elizabeth, Daniel, Johannes; LAMMETJE b. c. 1648 m. Johannes Willemszen; ANNA b. c. 1649 d. 1735 m. c. 1667 Cornelis Barentszen Van Wyck; Maragrietje b. c. 1641 m. c. 1665 Willem s/o Guilliame Cornell; Elizabeth b. c. 1661 m. 10/22/1682 Falt. Denys s/o Teunis Nyszen (Denyse); Christina bp. 10/7/1629 Meppel, Drenthe. References: GMNJ Vol. 3 pg. 1025; Between Heaven and Earth by E. Noorter; DHM Vol. XXXVIII No. 1 April 1963 pg. 9-10; GHOA Vol. II Pg. 522-8; NGSQ VOl. 43 pg. 125-30; Rec. Vol. 90 pg. 61, 171, 225 Vol. 91 pg. 29, 90, 204 Vol. 92 pg. 50, 151; GLIF Vol. 1 pg. 315 pg. 608-704; DHM Vol. LV No. 2 summer 1980; The American of Two Sisters by J. V. Cortelyou; Ecclesiastical Records...E. T. Corwin ed. see index."

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Theodorus Polhemius's Timeline

Itamaracá, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Age 9
Age 32
Flatbush, Li, NY
Age 34
Flatbush, Li, NY
Age 37
Age 40
New York, New York, United States
Age 47
Brooklyn, Kings County, Province of New York
March 19, 1697
Age 51
Age 72
Long Island, NY