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Willem Jacobse Jacobsen van Boerum

Also Known As: "Evert Pells", "Evert Pultz"
Birthplace: Kollum, Friesland, Nederland
Death: Died in Brooklyn,Kings,New York,USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob van Boerum and N.N.
Husband of Geertje HENDRICKS and Geertje Hendrickse van Gogh
Father of Geertruyd Willems Van Blarcom; Jacobus Willemse Van Boerum; Hendrick Willemse van Boerum; Geertje Willems van Buren; Hillegondt Williems Everts van Boerum and 1 other

Occupation: On intention for marriage his occupation given as journeyman tailor, Brewmaster, Married Jannetje Symons Schepmoes 12/15/1641, Broekenmaer (Maker of Trousers), Broekenmaker
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About Willem Jacobse Jacobsen van Boerum

New Amsterdam Immigrant

  • Willem VanBoerum left Amsterdam with his family in 1649 and settled in Flatbush, Long Island, Nieuw Netherland. He took the Oath of Allegience to the English in Kings county, the Province of New York between September 26-30, 1687. Source: Documentary History of New York, Vol. I, p. 659.
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  • Geertje Hendrickse VAN GOCH - wife of William Jacobse Van Boerum
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  • William Jacobse Van Boerum (son of Jacobus Van Boerum)829 was born 1617 in Burum, Friesland, Netherlands, and died 03 Apr 1688 in Brooklyn, Kings Co. L.I., N.Y.. He married Geertje Hendrickse VAN GOCH on 1636.
  • Includes NotesNotes for William Jacobse Van Boerum:
  • He was identified as "Actuel Schepen" or Over Seer, and reported the invasion of the town by the British to Peter Stuyvesant in 1664 in Flatbush, Kings County, New York.
  • Date born 2: 1617, Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, USA.829
  • Died 2: 1698, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA.829
  • Immigration: 07 Sep 1649, New Amsterdam, New York.
  • Occupation 1: 1662, Magistrate in New York (also 1662 and 1657).
  • Occupation 2: Identified as "'Acuel Schepen"' or Over Seer.
  • More About William Jacobse Van Boerum and Geertje Hendrickse VAN GOCH:
  • Marriage : 1636*
  • Children - of William Jacobse Van Boerum and Geertje Hendrickse VAN GOCH are:
  • +Hendrick Willemse BOERUM, b. 23 Oct 1644, Amsterdam, Netherlands, d. 09 Feb 1715, Flatbush, Kings Co., New York, Usa.

New Amsterdam - Immigrants

EVERT PELS was born about 1616 in Stettin, Pomerania, and baptized June 5, 1624.

Historians are not consistent where he married as some indicated it was in Amsterdam, Netherlands while others said Kingston, Ulster County, New York. All agreed that it was to Jannetje Symons Schepmoes on December 15, 1641. Some omitted "Schepmoes" from her name. She was born about 1623, the daughter of Claertje.

A number of the sources indicated that shortly after marrying in Holland they left for America. This appears to be the most logical as he was a friend of Juriaen Westphalen (see S1131 above) and both were indentured servants to the same man, Killiaen Van Reassaiaer and it was known that Juriaen came to America in 1642, therefore they probably came together.

His indenture service was performed in Albany, New York. When completed they moved south about 1653 with Juriaen Westphalen to Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Evert was a brewer of beer.

A interesting story was told of this family.

On the evening of September 21, 1659 a party of Indian farm hands at Kingston were having a celebration on a bottle of brandy donated by Thomas Chambers after a day of corn husking. During the revelry, one of the excited Indians fired off a powder charge in a musket.

Ensign Smit, the garrison commander, sent out a patrol to investigate. After hearing about what was going on, Smit, under orders not to provoke hostilities with the Indians, decided not to interfere.

The settlers in the area were not in agreement and were getting tired of having to work their fields under the protection of armed guards, therefore, led by Jacob Stol and Evert Pels, a band of men with axes, muskets, and cutlasses attacked the hapless party of Indians on the Chambers' plantation, killing and wounding some.

On September 29, 1659, Kit Davis was dispatched down the river to inform Stuyvestant of the situation and obtain his instructions. A party of eighteen soldiers escorted Davis to his canoe for his travel down the river. While returning to the stockade, the group ran into an Indian ambush. Four soldiers escaped with the other fourteen taken prisoner without firing a shot.

Five of the captives were forced to run the gauntlet and then tortured to death by slow fire. One escaped and seven were held for ransom. The last captive was the son of Evert Pels (not named) who had struck the fancy of an Indian maid and adopted into the tribe. A year later he was still with the tribe refusing to be ransomed.

Evert Pels and Jannetje Symons Schepmoes were the parents of nine children; three sons and six daughters.

Evert died June 29, 1686 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York about 70 years old; his wife, Jannetje, died September 2, 1683 about 60 years old.

Arrived in America on August 11, 1642 aboard the ship 'De Huyttuyn'. Lived at the Mill Creek, Greenbush, New York.

A Broekenmaker is a maker of trousers. He arrived in America on Aug. 11, 1642 on the ship 'de Huyttuyn'. Lived at the Mill Creek, Greenbush, New York.
Willem Jacobs young man from Burum living in Amsterdam marr. Geertje Hendricks young woman from Gogh 3 April 1643. The witness named Stynje Jacobs wife of Roelof Jans is a possible sister to Willem Jacobsz. There is no documentation that Geertje's father was Heyndrick Gerets van Gogh widower van Wees who marr. 22 July 1627 in Haarlem Gritge Jans widow from Gogh. Gritge Jans was not Geertje's mother, because Geerte was clearly born before 1628. Baptismal sponsor is Giertje Heindrix in 1644 and 1645. There is no documentation that she was Geertje's stepmother, Grietje Henricx could be a possible sister to Geertje Hendricks. Marriage and baptisms rec. in Amsterdam stadtsarchief and Henry Macy, Jr. NYGBS record v. 123,#3 1992)

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Willem Jacobse Jacobsen van Boerum's Timeline

Kollum, Friesland, Nederland

Van Wagenen, Carl S.; The Genealogy of Jacob Aertsen Van Wagenen, 1637-1994. Van Wagenen, Carl S.; The Genealogy of Jacob Aertsen Van Wagenen, 1637-1994.

Age 6
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
February 5, 1638
Age 28
Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
October 23, 1644
Age 34
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
December 26, 1645
Age 35
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Age 39
Age 41
Amsterdam, Batavia Republic, Netherlands
Age 43
Long Island, Kings, New York

Source: Luke, Lorraine M. T. The Roosa Family in North America. (Ulster County Genealogical Society, 1998), p. 11.