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Matthys Jansen van Pelt (Laenen)

Also Known As: "Matthys Laenen", "Thys Jansen Van Pelt", "Matthys van Pelt", "Matthys Jansen"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Overpelt, Limburg, Flanders, Belgium
Death: circa 1683 (60-68)
New Utrecht, Kings County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Jans Lanen Laenen and Catharina Henricusse Bakelmans
Husband of Marijken Laenen; Adriaentje Hendricks and (prob) Teuntje Laenen
Father of Gijsbert Thyssen Laenen; Tryntje Thyssen Laenan Van Pelt; Hendrick Thyssen Laenen; Jannette Thyssen Laenen Van Pelt; Annetje Thysen Laenen and 7 others
Brother of Henricus Laenen; Bartholomeus Laenen; Jacobus Laenen; Balthus Laenen; Catherina Laenen and 5 others

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About Matthys Jansen van Pelt

Also listed in historical records as Matthys Janse Lanen Van Pelt.

The Laenens were at one time traders who traveled with the famous Flemish cloth to Holland, Germany, and Lorraine. While staying in these places, they were referred to as "van pelt" (of pelt).

Matthys and Marijken sailed in 1663 on the ship "Rosetta", but Marijken died on the voyage and was buried at sea.

• The municipality of Overpelt (13,581 inhabitants on 1 January 2007; 4,085 ha) is located in Kempen, close to the border with the Netherlands.

Overpelt, a fairly ancient settlement, formed together with Neerpelt, Kaulille and Kleine-Brogel, the domain of Pelta, mentioned for the first time in 815, as Palethe, from Middle Dutch pael, "a pond" (in modern Dutch, poel). The domain of Pelta, renamed in 1585 Pelt-Gravenbroek, was one of the six domains forming the County of Loon, with Overpelt as its capital. Most of the village belonged to the Norbertine abbey of Floreffe.

Located on the Antwerp-Cologne road, Overpelt was an important trading place. A cloth hall was planned in 1545, which was never built because of the Religious Wars. In the XIXth century, the main activities in Overpelt were agriculture and hawking - like all villages in Kempen, Overpelt had its teuten. Industrialization started with the building of the Kempen Canal (1846), of the Eindhoven-Hasselt (1866) and Mol-Neerpelt-Mönchengladbach (1879) railways. The first significant factory in Overpelt was set up by Schulte & Co. in 1888.

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Matthys Jansen van Pelt's Timeline

April 12, 1618
Overpelt, Limburg, Flanders, Belgium
April 1618
Overpelt, Limburg, Flanders, Belgium
Age 20
Liège, Région Wallonne, Belgique
December 2, 1646
Age 28
Liege, Liege, Walloon Region, Belgium
Age 29
Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Age 31
Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Age 44
New Utrecht, New Netherlands