Brecktje Hansen1

#9370, (27 July 1642 - )
Father*Hans Hansen2 (s 1615 - c 1654)
Mother*Sarah Rapalje3 (1625 - )


Aert Teunisen Middagh
Children 1.Teunis Aertszen Middagh9 (c 1661 - )
 2.Jan Aertsen Middagh+5 (1662 - b 1709)
Her name is given as both "Breekje" (Bridget) and "Brecktje" (Rebecca.)4,1 
Brecktje Hansen also used the surname Bergen.5 
Her married name was Middagh.5 
Birthcirca July 1642She was born circa July 1642 at New Amsterdam, New Netherland.6 
Baptism*27 July 1642She was baptized on 27 July 1642 at New Netherland.7,6 
Marriage*circa 1659She married Aert Teunisen Middagh circa 1659.5 
27 September 1662She joined the Dutch Church of Brooklyn.8 


  1. [S884] William Nelson, New Jersey Assembly, 1754: Biographical Sketches (Paterson, N.J.: The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 1895), p. 21, giving her name as "Breekje (Bridget) Hansen Bergen."
  2. [S1029] Teunis G. Bergen, The Bergen Family or the Descendants of Hans Hansen Bergen (Albany, N. Y.: Joel Munsell, 1876), 15-22: "Hans Hansen Bergen, the common ancestor of the Bergen family of Long Island, New Jersey and their vicinity, was a native of Bergen in Norway, a ship-carpenter by trade, and removed from thence to Holland. From Holland he emigrated, in 1633, to New Amsterdam, now New York, probably arriving at Fort Amsterdam in April of that year with Wouter Van Twiller, the second Director- General, in one of the vessels of the fleet, consisting of the West India Company's ships, the Salt Mountain, (de Zoutberg) of twenty guns, commanded by Juriaen Blanck, the Carvel St. Martyn and the Hope, which vessels accompanied the Salt Mountain in her voyage from the fatherland." Variously known as Hans Hansen Van Bergen in Noorwegan, Hans Hansen Noorman, Hans Noorman, Hans Hansen de Noorman,' Hans Hansz,Hans Hansen, etc.
  3. [S1029] Teunis G. Bergen, The Bergen Family, p. 72.
  4. [S1139] Samuel S. Purple and others, editors, "Records of the Reformed Church in New York: Marriages and Baptisms", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (1874–1879): V:32 (1874). Brecktje, bapt. 27 Jul 1642, dau. of "Hans Hanszen, Noorman."
  5. [S884] William Nelson, New Jersey Assembly, 1754, p. 21.
  6. [S1139] Purple, "Records of the Reformed Church in N.Y.", V:32 (1874). Brecktje, bapt. 27 Jul 1642, dau. of "Hans Hanszen, Noorman"; witnesses Jan Montfoort and Sarah Planck. Bergen Family (Bergen 1876) in a footnote (p. 72) says "Sarah Planck was the wife of Pieter Montfoort."
  7. [S1029] Teunis G. Bergen, The Bergen Family, 81: "Breckje (or Rebecca) Hansen Bergen, baptized in New Amsterdam, July 27th, 1642; m. Jert Anthonisze Middagh, the ancestor of the Middagh family of Brooklyn, whose male descendants, although they have disappeared from among us, have left as a memorial Middagh street in said city. Sept. 27th, 1662, she became a communicant of the Dutch Church of Brooklyn."
  8. [S1173] Herbert Furman Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut (Washington, D. C.: self-published, 1939, 1948, 1953), I:306.
  9. [S1139] Purple, "Records of the Reformed Church in N.Y.", VI:92 (1875). Theunis, bapt. 25 Mar 1661, son of Aart Theuniszen and Brechtje Hans; witnesses Theunis Gÿbertszen Bogaert, Joris Rapalje, Sara Joris. [Sara was the grandmother and Theunis her second husband and step-father of Brechtje. Who Joris Rapalje (the name of Brechtje's deceased father) is, is unknown.]