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Adam Wensel Van Santen (Van Sandt)

Birthplace: Arnhem, Gelderland, Nederland
Death: Died in New Amsterdam,Manhattan,New York,USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Wensel Michels and Hilleken Hermensdr
Husband of Jannetje Aalberts Hermsen and Jannetje Jans
Father of Catharina / Catrina van Zanten; Johannes Adamse Van Zandt; Joannes Van Sandt and Joseph Janse Van Zandt

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About Adam Wensel Van Santen

ALCG, Gen and Fam Hist of So. N.Y. V 2 p 516 Naturalized 6 Dec 1715 Spain. oldest rec of this name VAN SANTEN; name of Spanish origin a/c Pearson & Munsell in Early Fam. of Albany and Schenectady NY rec say he of Spain as above; IGI says of Arnheim, The Netherlands Julia M. Kasch, rootsweb message board

  • **a/c old Dutch Bible belonging to Johannes Van Zandt, who md Margaret

Vanderpool, and taken to Iowa by Wm Van Zandt, son of Wynant, and burned in a house fire. From this Bible is rec that Johannes' father was Adam Wensel Van Zandt

HISTORY ON THE VAN ZANDT NAME Several families/branches of the same (or similar) name came to the North American northeast during the seventeenth century. Today, they all are known as "Van Zandt." Most of the Van Zandt family of early Albany traces its origins to Jan Van Van Zandt who may have come to New Netherland before 1664. His son, Joseph Janse , and Johannes Van Zandt established separate Van Zandt families in seventeeth-century Albany. The family maintained a small but consistent presence in Albany throughout the eighteenth century. Two Van Zandt-named households appeared on a list of Albany freeholders in 1720. Five Van Zandt households were included on the city census of 1756 . And in 1790, five Van Zandt named households were listed on the census of the city of Albany. In 1822, the city directory listed eight Van Zandt named households including the home and business of merchant Joseph R. Van Zandt , his mother widow Sara Hilton Van Zandt, and his brother, carpenter Gerrit R. Van Zandt - all of whom lived on the southside of the city. John Van Zandt served as cashier of the Bank of Albany from 1814 to 1838. Known under a number of spellings, the Van Zandt family also became prominent in New York, New Jersey, and in other Atlantic colonies as well. Albany's Van Zandt Street (formerly Spanish Street) commemorates the family today.

Coll on Hist of Albany p 184 Gen of 1st Settlers of Albany p 140 Diane Anderson, 10577 Dason Dr., Boise,ID 83704 AF

In Hudson and Móhawk Valleys Family Memoirs, V 4, p 1598: "Pearson and Munsell in their early families of Albany and Schenectady ...the first record given is of Jan and Jannetje Van Zandt, who had sons Johannes and Joseph. Johannes married Margareta Vanderpoel..." In Compendium of American Genealogy V 7, p 68 "Jan Van Zandt (d 1729) of New York married Janetje (d 1728)...son Johannes (1663- 1724) married Margaret Vanderpoel. NOTE: a/c 1st Fam of America p 599 the father of Johannes b 1657, was Adam Wensel Van Zandt (Van Santen) who came from Arnheim, Holland to America on "De Bruynvis(ch)", ("the Brown Fish") 1658 and d prob on board ship; m Jannetje Jans, settled at New Amsterdam. This also from Fam Tree Maker's New Netherland Vital Rec 1600's NOTE: a/c Comp of Am Genealogy V 7 Lineage Rec p 68 Jan and Jannetje were parents of Johannes. And, Jan d 1729; Jannetje d 1728. The Vanderpoel Family by Charles Francis Press p 117 states that he came over from Arneim in "Brown Fish" 1658 w/ 2 ch.

"The Van Zandt Family" 929.273 V394c or d, p 27 emigrated from Arnheim 19 Jun 1658, accomp by wife, Jannetje Jans. Their son, Johannes was prob 1 yr old ch. taken from NY Gen & Bio Rec dtd Oct 1930

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Adam Wensel Van Santen's Timeline

October 29, 1628
Arnhem, Gelderland, Nederland
Age 25
April 22, 1657
Age 28
Arnheim, Gelderland, Netherlands
Age 29
New Amsterdam,Manhattan,New York,USA
Age 30