Gerrit Van Wagenen1

#5363, (2 September 1648 - 9 March 1723)
Relationship7th great-granduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Aert Van Wagenen1 (c 1620 - b 1667)
Mother*Annetje Gerritse Van den Burg1 (s 1620 - b 1678)


Clara Pels
Children 1.Jacob Gerritse Van Wagenen6 (c 1686 - )
 2.Syman Van Wagenen7 (c 1689 - )
Gerrit Van Wagenen was also known as Aertsen.2 
Birth*2 September 1648He was born on 2 September 1648.1 
Baptism10 September 1651He was baptized on 10 September 1651 at Albany, New York.1 
Baptism14 September 1664He sponsored the baptism of Sara Du Bois on 14 September 1664 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.3 
Marriage*say 1670He married Clara Pels, daughter of Evart Pels, say 1670.1 
24 April 1674He and Cornelius Fynhout were in Court on 24 April 1674 at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.4 
Probate1 April 1678He witnessed the settlement of the estate of Annetje Gerritse Van den Burg on 1 April 1678, first lot; (division and partitioning.)2 
Baptism22 September 1682He sponsored the baptism of Aard Masten on 22 September 1682 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.5 
Death*9 March 1723He died on 9 March 1723 at Ulster Co., New YorkG, at age 74.1 


  1. [S302] Miner Descent, online,… on 4 Apr 2013.
  2. [S675] Ulster County N.Y. Archives, online, English Translations of Dutch Colonial Records a.k.a. "Kingston Papers" (Deed Books 1,2,&3); II:419-20; " Session Type:
    Settlement; Date: 4 /1 /1678; Grantor: Gerritsen, Annetie (deceased); Grantee: Heirs of the estate of Annetie Gerritsen; Note: Agreement as to the division, partitioning and separation of the estate of Annetie Gerritsen.: Minutes: On the below mentioned date the heirs of the deceased Annetie Gerritsen, late widow of Aerdt Jacobsen have agreed in all good will and friendship in regard to their inheritance of the land, acknowledging the following division, partitioning and separation in regard to their inheritance and patrimonial estate, each for himself considering this as a binding contract, now and forever, irrevocably. Gerridt Aerdtsen, oldest son, has received for share the first lot already apportioned to him; of the same extent as its limits show. Jacobus Elmendorp the lot no 2, of about the same extent and also fenced in; Cornelis Fynhout no 3 also fenced in; Cornelis Maston no 4; Jacob Aertsen no 5, they being perfectly well satisfied with this partition of the land. Which partition and division has taken place in the presence of Capt Chambers, Jan Willemsen, Tierck Claesen who have also, in testimony of the truth, subscribed to the same, besides the principals, on April 1, 1678 at Kingston.
    (signed) Gerrit Aertsen.
    Jacobus Elmendorff.
    Cornelis Fynhout X (mark) his mark.
    Cornelis Masten.
    Jacop Aertsen.
    (signed) Thomas Chambers.
    Jan Willemsen
    Tierck Claszen
    To which testifies (signed) Wm LaMontagne, Secretary."
  3. [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. 4, no. 44. Sara, dau. of Lowies Du Boey and Cateryn Blanchon, bapt. 14 Aep 1664; sponsors Gerret Arentsen and Maddeleen Blanchan.
  4. [S675] Ulster County N.Y. Archives, online, Book 2, pp. 29, 30; Ordinary Session, 4 /24 /1674.
    Complainants: Willemsen, Jan; Fynhout, Corn.; Aertsen, Gerrit; Aertsen, Hendrick; Schepmoes, Dirck Jansen. Defendant: Claesen, Clasen, Classen: Tierck.
    Note: Complainants say that defendant made his children break through their fence, for the purpose of driving his horses through the same. Answer: That he can only get off his land through the aforesaid fence.
    Minutes: Jan Willemsen, Corn. Fynhout, Gerrit Aertsen, Hendrick Aertsen, Dirck Jansen Schepmoes Complt; Tierck Claesen Deft. Complts say that deft made his children break through their fence, for the purpose of driving his horses through the same.
    Deft says that he can only get off his land through the aforesaid fence. He took out the rails, led the horses through, and again put in the rails.
    Jacob Jansen says having seen that Tierck Claesen's children broke the fence, drove the horses through, and also left the same open. Requests the nobody shall drive through the same.
    The hon. court orders and commands Tierck Claesen to abstain from breaking open anybody's fence or land or to drive any cattle through the same.
    Tierck Claesen requests that a central fence shall be made, and that each shall erect one half. The hon. court decides that everybody is at liberty to fence in his land as he pleases, but cannot force his neighbor to do his share of the same. In regard to a road of exit (uitweg) no neighbor can refuse the same to the other, but each one is master of his own land.
  5. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 17, No. 277. Aard, child of Cornelis Masten and Lysbeth Aartz, bapt. 22 Sep 1682; sponsors Gerret Aartz and Neeltie Aartz.
  6. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 27, bapt. 484. Jacob, son of Gerrit Aartzen and Clara Pels, bapt. 3 Oct 1686; Cornelis Fynhout and Sara Pels.
  7. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 33, bapt. 625. Syman, son of Gerit Aertsen and Clara Pels, bapt. 7 Apr 1689; sponsors Cornelis Maeston and Marye Pels.