Ariaentje Jans1

#17979, (circa 1620 - circa 21 October 1648)

Family 1

Jan Hendricjsz van de Water b. c 1603, d. 1638
Child 1.Hendrick Jansz van de Water6 (c 1637 - 1684)

Family 2

Govert Loockermans b. c 1617
Children 1.Marritje Loockermans7 (1641 - )
 2.Jannetje Loockermans1 (1643 - )
Her married name was van de Water.2 
Her married name was Loockermans.1 
Birth*circa 1620She was born circa 1620 at NetherlandsG.1 
Marriage*19 July 1637She married Jan Hendricjsz van de Water on 19 July 1637 at Westerkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands.2 
Marriage*26 February 1641She married Govert Loockermans, son of ____ Loockermans and ____ _____, on 26 February 1641 at Amsterdam, Netherlands. "In 1640 he went back to Holland where he married 1st, in Amsterdam, Feb. 26, 1641, Ariaentje Jans, with whom he returned to New Amsterdam in the ship King David, Job Arentsen, Master, arriving here Nov. 29, 1641." Purple, p. 38.3 
Baptism6 September 1643She sponsored the baptism of Lÿsbeth Van Couwenhoven on 6 September 1643 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.4 
Death*circa 21 October 1648She died circa 21 October 1648 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.5 
Burial*23 October 1648She was buried on 23 October 1648 at Westerkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands.5 


  1. [S1138] Edwin R. Purple, Contributions to the History of Ancient Families of New Amsterdam and New York (New York: privately printed, 1881), pp. 38-39.
  2. [S1636] Willem Frijhoff, "Govert Loockermans (1617?-1671?) and His Relatives: How an Adolescent from Turnhout Worked His Way up in the New World", Taxandria, Jaarboek van de Geschied- en Oudheidkundige Kring van de Antwerpse Kempen LXXXII (2011), translated by Wim Vanraes for the New Netherland Research Center in 2014: p. 39. Hereinafter cited as Govert Loockermans and His Relatives.
  3. [S1635] Edward F. de Lancey, "Original Family Records of Loockermans, Bayard, Van Cortlandt, Van Rensselaer, and Schuyler", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 5:2 (April 1874): p. 69, from the family Bible, "Laus Deo. in Amsterdam @ 1641. Tuesday 26 Feb. is married Govert Loockermans with Ariaentie Jans."
  4. [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. 15. Lÿsbeth, dau. of Jacob Wolphertszen [mother's name not given], bapt. 6 Sep 1643; sponsors Govert Loockermans, Jan Van Brug, Jannetie Sert., Ariaentie Jans.
  5. [S1636] Willem Frijhoff, "Govert Loockermans and His Relatives", p. 40. Ariaentje had returned with Govert to New Amsterdam in 1641 with her widowed mother Elijsbeth Setten and Hendrick Jansz, her son (from her first marriage). She sailed back to Amsterdam in 1646 with her now three children, fell ill and died in 1648, and was buried in Amsterdam, 23 Oct 1648.
  6. [S1636] Willem Frijhoff, "Govert Loockermans and His Relatives", p. 42.
  7. [S1635] Edward F. de Lancey, "Original Family Records of Loockermans et al.", p. 69, from the family Bible, "1641. 3. November. Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, is born Maria Loockermans in the ship Coninck Davit [King David] on the voyage to St Christopher and New Netherland."