Lena Van Keuren1

#1040, (27 July 1746 - )
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Cornelis Van Keuren2 (1717 - )
Mother*Arriantje Van Buren2 (s 1718 - )


Louwrenz Kieffer b. 1749
Children 1.Ariette Kieffer+3 (c 1773 - 1841)
 2.Elisabeth Kieffer+7 (1774 - )
 3.Blandina Kieffer+8 (1777 - 1834)
Lena Van Keuren was also known as Helena. 
Her married name was Kieffer.3 
Birthcirca July 1746She was born circa July 1746 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.2 
Baptism*27 July 1746She was baptized on 27 July 1746 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.2 
Marriage*circa 1772She married Louwrenz Kieffer, son of Willem Kieffer and Elizabeth Swart, circa 1772 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.3 
1790She and Louwrenz Kieffer appeared on the census of 1790 at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG; neis. Conrad Elmendorf, Tobias Swart, Evert Bogardus, Van Vliet.4
Baptism26 December 1801She sponsored the baptism of Laurens Tremper on 26 December 1801 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.5 
1810She and Louwrenz Kieffer appeared on the census of 1810 at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG; (neis. Matthias Van Keuren, Delamater, Elmsdorf, Van Keuren, Dumont.)6 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Daniel Tremper Pioneer Family of Jefferson County NY", 2011 (Auburndale, MA), DANIEL TREMPER (f MICHAEL3, gf JOHANN JACOB2, ggf JOHANN JACOB1 TROMPER, Sr.) was born 15 Apr 1770 in New York, New York, NY, and died 20 Mar 1845 in New Richmond, Clermont, OH.

    He married 16 May 1791 in RDC, Kingston, Ulster Co., NY

    ARRIAENTJE/ARIETTE KIEFFER, daughter of LOUWRENZ KIEFFER and LENA VAN KEUREN. She was born 1775 probably in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, and died 20 Feb 1841 probably in New Richmond, Clermont Co., OH.

    They were brought by James Horton to Chaumont in Jefferson County in 1805 along with Daniel's brother JOHN. The Trempers were tanners, in which business they engaged soon after locating there. Sometime between 1810 and 1820 Daniel moved on to Ohio, to Cincinnati and then New Richmond. John remained in Lyme and Pt. Salubrious until his death in 1873., online http://jefferson.nygenweb.net/tremper.htm
  2. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, compiler, Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York (New York: De Vinne Press, 1891), p. 284, no. 5872. Helena, bapt. 27 July 1746; parents Cornelis van Keuren and Ariaantjen van Bueren; sponsors Jan Elmendorf and Helena Bogardus.
  3. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 372, bap. 7614: "Louwrenz Kieffer and Lena Van Keuren: Arriaentje, 13 Feb. [1773]; sponsors Cornelis Van Keuren and his wife Arriaentje Van Buren."
  4. [S268] 1790 U.S. Federal Census, image viewed online Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.com. Laurence Keefer; M (16+) [Louwerenz]; 4 F [Lena, Ariettte, Elizabeth, Blandina].
  5. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, entry no. 9850, p. 472. Laurens, bapt. 26 Dec 1801, son of Daniel Tremper and Ariantje Kiefer; witnesses Laurens Kiefer and Helena van Keuren.
  6. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. Lourance Kieffer; M (45+) [Louwrenz]; F (45+) [Lena]; F (16-25).
  7. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 472, bap. 9853.
  8. [S1322] [no author], "Baptisms of the Dutch Reformed Church of Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess County, New York", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 84–88 (1953–1957): 87:24. Blandina, dau. of Laurens Kiefer and Lenah Van Keuren, bapt. 30 Dec 1777, sponsors Benjamin Alfendorp and Blandina Van Keuren [no birth date given].