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  • Cathrin van Meteren (1659 - 1733)
    From "... the first of our Dutch ancestors to come to America were the family of Jan Joosten (pronounced Yahn Yosten) Van Meteren, a native of the town of Thierlewoodt, in the province of Gelderlan...
  • Emanuel van Meteren (1535 - 1612)
    Van Meteren was prominent at the nexus of scholarship, politics, religion and business between the Low Countries and England. Critically, Van Meteren left a lasting impact not only on his times and pla...
  • John "the Indian Trader" van Meter (1683 - 1745)
    Signed his will as John van Metre (see below). The family settled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where Jan became a wealthy land owner and horse breeder. "Kegley's Virginia Frontier in describi...
  • Jan Joosten van Meteren (c.1626 - c.1705)
    New Amsterdam - Immigrants Immigration: 12 SEP 1662 New Amsterdam (New York City) Jan Joosten Van Meteren and his wife Maeken Hendriksen came from Holland on the ship "Fox", arriving at New Amsterd...
  • Janitje Hendrick (1680 - 1742)

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