Jan Dircksen Straatemaker1

#1577, (circa 1642 - )
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Dirck Straatemaker1 ( - 1643)
Mother*____ _____3 (s 1620 - 1643)
Foster MotherClaasie Teunis2 (s 1612 - )

Family

Gessie Gerrits b. bt 1642 - 1646, d. c 1700
Children 1.Jannetje Straatemaker+13 (c 1666 - )
 2.Annetje Straatemaker+14 (c 1669 - )
 3.Dirck Straatemaker15 (c 1671 - )
 4. Tryntje Straatemaker+16 (c 1674 - )
 5.Gerrit Dirckse Straatemaker17 (c 1676 - c 1686)
 6.___1 Straatemaker18 (1678 - 1678)
 7.Grietie Straatemaker19 (c 1680 - )
 8.Rachel Straatemaker20 (c 1683 - c 1708)
 9.Lea Straatemaker21 (c 1685 - )
On the early settlement of the Tappan Patent, from History of the Reformed Church of Tappan.
"The first dwellings of this people were built of logs, timber being abundant in the neighborhood. It was not long, however, before a few more substantial houses were erected. The oldest of these was the brick and stone house still standing, though much changed in appearance, and now so generally known as the "Washington Headquarters." It was built by John Stratemaker, one of the sixteen original patentees, and in the year 1700, as we know from figures wrought into its front wall. Its builder owned it four years. In 1704 he sold it to Dirk Stratemaker; the deed of conveyance is still extant. The second owner, in his turn, sold it to Rem Remsen of Long Island, and the latter again deeded it May 1, 1746, to Johannes De Wint, a wealthy planter from the West Indies, in whose possession and that of his heirs it remained till long after the Revolutionary War. From him it derived the name of the De Wint House, by which it is often called even yet ; its most popular name, however, is the one first mentioned. Washington often availed himself of its hospitality during the Revolution. He first visited it in August, 1780 ; he
sojourned in it from September 28 to October 7 of the same year — a week made memorable by the trial and execution of Major John Andre. And more than once he took up his abode in it again in 1783. These events have made the house of great interest to the antiquarian."4 
Birth*circa 1642He was born circa 1642; (Pavonia or Netherlands.)2 
19 February 1659He witnessed the Court Proceeding of Claasie Teunis on 19 February 1659 at New Amsterdam, New Netherland.5 
before 30 December 1665He and Gessie Gerrits removed to Bergen (now Jersey City), New Jersey, from New York before 30 December 1665.6 
30 December 1665He and Gessie Gerrits were (an unknown value.)6 
Marriage*14 January 1665/66He married Gessie Gerrits, daughter of Gerrit _____ and ____ _____, on 14 January 1665/66 at Reformed Church, Bergen (now Jersey City), New Jersey; (banns.)7,8,9,1 
Baptism29 December 1667He sponsored the baptism of Joanna Steynmets on 29 December 1667 at New Jersey.10 
24 March 1686Jan Dircksen Straatemaker acquired real estate in Tappan, Orange (now Rockland) Co., New YorkG, on 24 March 1686.11 
Baptism14 May 1695He sponsored the baptism of Geesje Janse Kuyper on 14 May 1695 at New Jersey.12 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S210] Isora Collord, Ancestors of William Adams Collord and Rebecca Severns his wife (privately printed, ca. 1870), [pp 19-20]. Hereinafter cited as Ancestors of Collord.
  2. [S1345] Berthold Fernow, editor, The Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam 1655 to 1663 (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902), 69, 74. Wednesday, February 19, 1659, at the City Hall present Pieter Wolferzen van Couwenhoven and Joannes van Bruggen. "Claasie Teunis stated to the Board, that there was owing to her for an orphan boy, who has lived with her 16 years, the sum of 275 fl. and it has been owing for the same time : Messrs. Oloff Stevensen and Gysbert op Dyck had placed the child with her, the Orphans Chamber at Amsterdam held 216 fl. and a testament for the boy, whose name was Jan Dircksen Straatemaacker, going on to his 17th year."
  3. [S1346] Charles H. Winfield, History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey (New York: Kennard & Hay, 1874), 40–41. Following the Communipaw or Pavonia Massacre of 25 Feb 1643:
    Dirck Straatmaker, in company with some Englishmen and his wife, who had a baby in her arms, came at an early hour upon the bloody field for the purpose of plunder. The surviving Indians, who now saw the soldiers filing off toward their boats, while the others tarried, fired upon Straatmaker's party, with what result the following certificate will show:
    " We, the undersigned, sergeant, corporal, and soldiers, at the request of the Attorney General, attest that on the — February, 1643, in the morning, after we had beaten a party of savages at Pavonia, behind Egbert Wouterssen's, the wife of Dirck Straatmaker, with a few Englishmen, arrived on the spot where the slain were lying, with a view to plunder maize or any other article. We declare solemnly we warned said Dirck Straatmaker and his wife and told them to go home, to which Dirck replied, ' There is no danger. If there were a hundred savages, none of them would hurt us.' Upon which the undersigned left the spot, according to their orders, to go to the house of Egbert. When they arrived there they heard a shriek ; then the sergeant ordered some of his soldiers toward the spot, where they found Dirck, aforesaid, wounded (who died a wliile after of his wounds), and his wife dead. The soldiers saved the English, who had only one gun amongst them all.
    "Thomas Willet declared that Dirck aforesaid, being asked, 'Why did you not come with us when we warned? answered,
    'I might have well escaped by running, but I did not wish to leave my poor wife.'
    "All which the undersigned declare to be true. Done 18th May, 1643, in New Netherlands.
    "Juriaen Rodolf, Sergeant,
    "Peter Petersen, Corporal,
    "Thomas Willet.''

    For more on this massacre, see http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/indianwars/articles/…
  4. [S1632] Rev. David Cole, History of the Reformed Church of Tappan NY (New York: Press of Stettiner, Lambert & Co., 1894), pp. 3–4.
  5. [S1345] Berthold Fernow, Minutes of the Orphanmasters, p. 74, Wednesday, February 19, 1659, at the City Hall present Pieter VVolferzen van Couwenhoven and Joannes van Bruggen. "Claasie Tennis stated to the Board, that there was owing to her for an orphan boy, who has lived with her 16 years, the sum of 275 fl. and it has been owing for the same time : Messrs. Oloff Stevensen and Gysbert op Dyck had placed the child with her, the Orphans Chamber at Amsterdam held 216 fl. and a testament for the boy, whose name was Ja Dircksen Straatcmaacker, going on to his 17th year."
  6. [S1135] "Bergen Records (3rd Book)", Year Book of the Holland Society, Holland Society of New York (1915): p. 58, Register of the Members. On 30 Dec 1665, Jan Dlrckszen Straetmaecker and Geesje Gerrits were added as members, the 33rd and 39th such members.
  7. [S1132] Charles H. Winfield, History of the Land Titles in Hudson County, N. J. 1609–1871 (New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, 1872), p. 338, marriage of Jan Dircksen Straatmaker and Geesje Gerrits, 14 Jan 1665 [prob. 1665/66].
  8. [S1075] A. van Doren Honeyman, William Whitehead and others, editors, Documents Relating to the Colonial and Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey (Newark, NJ: Archives of the State of New Jersey, 1880–1949), XXII:572, in Bergen Church Records; Jan Dirckse Straetmaker and Geesje Gerritse. 14 Jan 1666. Hereinafter cited as Documents Relating to the History of the New Jersey.
  9. [S1133] "Bergen Records (2nd Book)", Year Book of the Holland Society, Holland Society of New York (1914): p. 57, 14 Jan 1666. Jan Dirckse Straetmaker, Y. M., and Geesje Gerritse, Y. D. This is the second marriage recorded in th erecords (the first was 3 Dec 1665).
  10. [S1134] "Bergen Records (1st Book)", Year Book of the Holland Society, Holland Society of New York (1913): p. 21. Joanna, dau. of Casper Steynmets and Jannetje Gerrits, bapt. 29 Dec 1667; sponsors Jan Straetmaker and Annetje Corneliss.
  11. [S1348] Frank Bertangue Green, The History of Rockland County (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1886), p. 15, 17. "In 1686, the following patent situated partly in this State and partly in New Jersey, was purchased by a party of sixteen individuals...a certain Tract of Land lying on the west side of Hudsons River in the County of Orange on the north side of Tappan Creek....The names of the above patentees were : Cornelius Cooper, Daniel De Clarke, Peter Hearing, Gosin Hearing, Gerrit Stemmit, John De Vries, Sr., John De Vries, Jr., Claus Mande, Jan Straatmaker, Staats De Groot, Arean Lammuas, Lammuan Arens, Hybert Gerrits, Johannes Gerrits, Eide Van Voorst and Cornelius Lammerts.". Hereinafter cited as History of Rockland County (Green).
  12. [S1134] "Bergen Records (1st Book)", Holland Society of New York, p. 41, nos. 278 [b.] and 281 [bapt.]. Geesje, dau. of Jan Claesen and Treyntjje Straetmaker [for b.] or Straet [ for bapt,], b. "between Mar. 26 & 27' 1695, bapt. 14 May 1695; sponsors Jan Straetmaker and Annetje Cornelis, wid. of Claes Janse.
  13. [S1134] "Bergen Records (1st Book)", Holland Society of New York, p. 21, 26 Dec 1666, baptism no. 8. Jannetje, dau. of Jan Straetmaker and Geesje Gerrits. This is the eighth baptism recorded in the records (the first was 1 Jan 1666).
  14. [S1134] "Bergen Records (1st Book)", Holland Society of New York, p. 22, 17 Feb 1669, baptism no. 26. Annetje, dau. of Jan Straetmaker and Geesje Gerrits; sponsors Guert Gerrits and Janneke Edsall.
  15. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, editor, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York: Baptisms From 1639 to 1730 (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1901), p. 103. Dirck, son of Jan Dirckszen and Geesie Gerrits, bapt. 10 Sep 1671; sponsor Lysbeth Cornelis.
  16. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 113, citing p. 371, bapt. 4 Mar 1674. Tryntie, dau. of Jan Dirckse. Stratemaeker and Geesje Gerrits; witnesses Pieter Jacobszen Marius and Barbertje Barents.
  17. [S1135] "Bergen Records (3rd Book)", Holland Society of New York, p. 26, bur. no. 84, 23 Sep 1685, "Gerrit Dirckse Straetmaker, son of Jan Dirckse Straetmaker, at Bergen; 31st with pall."
  18. [S1135] "Bergen Records (3rd Book)", Holland Society of New York, p. 23, bur. no. 47, 9 Dec 1678. Bur. newly born infant of Jan Straetmaker, at Bergen.
  19. [S1139] Samuel S. Purple and and others, editors, "Records of the Reformed Church in New York: Marriages and Baptisms", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (1874–1879): IX:25, bapt. 19 May 1680. Grietie, dau. of Jan Dirckszen Stratenmaeker and Geesje Gerrits; witnesses Gerrit Steenwits and Annetie Jacobs.
  20. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 157. Rachel, dau. of Jan Dirckszen Straetmaecker and Geesje Gerrits, bapt. 24 Feb 1683; sponsors Nichlaes Bayard and Judith Verlet.
  21. [S1344] Howard S. F. Randolph, "Tryntje Jacobs and Her Four Husbands", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 56:3 (Jul 1925): p. 263.