Simon's Family History

 
ELEVENTH GENERATION


Jean / Johannis / Jan / John VAN GELDER was baptised on 26 Dec 1635 in the Dutch Reformed Church of Haarlem, North Holland1.

Joannes - V. [Vader-faher] Jan Herman Van Gelder from Haarlem
M [Moeder-mother]  Hester Macke
G [Getuijgen= witnesses] Herman Michielss[oon] Mayken P[iete]rs d[ochte]r

He married Tannekan (Janneke) MONTENACK on the 5 May 1660 in the Dutch Reformed Church in Beverwijk, North Holland, however the marriage was entered in the Haarlem Register2.

They arrived in America sometime between their marriage in 1660 in the Netherlands and the baptism of his first child Hester in Jan 1662 in New York. It is possible that his parents or a brother, and some of his wife's family also emigrated to America. In 1666 the witnesses to the baptism of Jan's son Hermanus were Hermanus Van Gelder and Maryntie Montanac. In 1686 Hester van Gelder as the wife of Peter Willemse Roome (2nd marriage) were living in the Broadway NY, the entry following Johannes van Gelder & Janneken Montenack.
 
1662 Thursday 14 Sept, 1662. In the City Hall.
Jan van Gelder, pltf. v/s Grietje Pieter, deft. Pltf demands from deft. three guilders sixteen stivers for wages. Deft. admits the debt, but says, she gave his wife linen to make caps and she spoiled the caps. Burgomasters and Schepens refer the matter in question to Sara Roeloftzen, wife of  Mr. Hans Kierstede, and to Metje Greveraats to take up the matter in question, to inspect the linen and caps, to settle parties' case, and if possible to reconcile them; if not to report their decision to the Court. [Vol. IV, pg.136]3
1662 21 Sept - Petition. Johannis van Gelder for license to teach school in New Amsterdam; granted.
[New York Calendar of Historical Manuscripts (Dutch), Vol. X, page 240]
1662 Tuesday 3 Oct 1662. In the City Hall.
Grietje Pieters v/s Janneke van Gelder, deft. Deft. in default. Pltf. says, that the deft. is not willing to appear before the "good women," (female arbitrators), and that Sara Roelofs appointed by the W. Court will not have anything to do with the matter, as she will not be opposed to either party or the other; demands therefore to have returned to her ell and a half of linen. The W. Court order Janneke van Gelder for the second time to appear before the "good women" appointed by the W. Court on the last Court day, or to make good the damage which shall be estimated by the arbitrators. [Vol. IV, pg.140.]3
1662 Tuesday 10 Oct 1662. In the City Hall.
Grietje Pieters appearing produces the award of the good women in the case between her and Janneke van Gelder and whereas there is no return to the Court Messenger to the order of the W. Court, by which it appears that Janneken was unwilling to appear before the good women, nothing is done in the case. [Vol.IV, pg.147.]3
1662 Tuesday 17 Oct 1662. In the City Hall.
Grietje Pieters entering exhibits the acte against Janneke van Gelder and the return of the Court Messenger to the notification served on her. App: The W: Court order Janneken van Gelder to repair, within four and twenty four hours to the good women to have the damage estimated, which Gritje Pieters suffers from the bad sewing of the linen, which she agreed to make into caps for her. [Vol.IV, pg.151]3
1663 Tuesday 25 Sep 1663. In the City Hall.
Grietje Pieters appearing demands the costs in the suit between her and Janneke van Gelder. The Court order her to add the costs to the a/c and to demand the same from Janneke with the damage. [Vol.IV. pg.308.]3
1663 Tuesday, 6, Nov 1663: In the City Hall.
Isaack Grevaraat, pltf. s Jan van Gelder, deft Deft. in default. [Vol. IV, pg.330]3
1664 Tuesday, 15 Janua'y. 1664. In the City Hall.
Willem Bogardus and Willem Cregier appear in Court, who have confirmed by oath their declaration rendered at the request of the Officer Pieter Tonneman against Albert Albersen, drummer. Jan van Gelder appearing wishes to know, why he is summoned. He is told whereas he is attorney of Albertson and has become security for the judgment, he is to summon the witnesses in Albert Albertsens behalf to confirm their declarations by oath. Whereupon be requests eight days time as they are not present; which is granted. [Vol. V, pg.6]3
1664 Tuesday, 20, May, 1664; In the City Hall.
Schepen Isaack Grevenraat, pltf. v/s Jan van Gelder, deft. Deft. in default.[Vol. V, pg.63]3
1664 Tuesday, 20, May, 1664; In the City Hall.
Schepen Isaack Grevenraat, pltf. v /s Jan ran Gelder, deft. Pltf. demands from deft a balance of an obligation being one hundred and eighty nine guilders ten stivers. Deft. not appearing admits the debt in writing, then demands time until July. The pltf. demands payment, as the time has elapsed; with the costs. The W. Court condemn deft to satisfy and pay the pltf. the one hundred and eighty nine guilders ten stivers. [Vol. V, pg.63]3
1664 21st to 26 Oct, 1664
Names of the Dutch who swore allegiamce after the surrender of New York.
- Jan van Gelder [Documents relative to the colonial history of the state of New-York III, pg.77]
1664 Tuesday, the First Novemb'r. 1664. In the City Hall.
Jan van Gelder appointed by the late Dr. General and Council of N. Netherland in date 29 Novemb'r 1663 curator, with Claas Gangelofzen Vissier, of the estate, left by Pieter Jansen van Gluckstadt, appearing requests as the abovenamed Claas Jansen Visser is gone to Curacao, that another may be appointed in his stead. On which aforesaid, order is made: Pieter Wolferzen van Couwenhoven is hereby authorized and qualified by Burgomasters and Schepens of this City pursuant to the within acte, as curator, in the stead of Claas Gangelofzen Visser, gone to Curacao. Done etc.  [Vol. V, pg.151]3
1665 Tuesday, 31. January 1665; In the City Hall.
Pieter van Couwenhoven and Jan van Gelder, as curators of the estate left by Pieter Janzen, mason, pltfs. v/s Anneke Kockx, deft. Pltfs. in their aforesaid quality demand from the deft. six hundred and two guilders according to extract from the defts. book. Deft. also produces certain a/c. The W. Court refers the matter in question to Jacques Cousseau, old Schepen of this City, and Gerrit van Tright to take the case in presence of Schepen Tymotheus Gabry, to hear parties, to argue and decide the case, to endeavor to reconcile parties if possible; if not, to report their award to the Court. [Vol. V, pg.180]3
1665 Tuesday, 31. January 1665; In the City Hall.
Jan van Gelder, pltf. v/s Jan Adriaanzen Duyvelant, deft. Deft, in default. [Vol. V, pg.182]3
1665 Wednesday Afternoon, being the 19 April 1665
List of the Burghers and Inhabitants of this City that are assessed :-
Marketfield Alley - Jan van Gelder ....1
[Vol. V, pg.224]3
1665 Tuesday, 30 May, 1665: In the City Hall.
Isaack de Foreest, pltf. v/s Jan van Gelder, deft. Deft. in default. [Vol. V, pg.239]3
1666 March the 6th 1665/6. Att a Court held at N. York.
Mattheus de Vos and Jan v. Gelder entering deliver into Court their judgment and award in the question between Aeltie Couwenhoven and Egbert Meyndertsen. Ordered by the W: Court that aforesaid parties shall be summoned by the next coming Court day. [Vol. V, pg.341]3
1668 May the 19 1668. At a May'rs'. Court held at New Yorck.
John Van Gelder, plt: v/s Jacob Teunissen Louoper, deft: the plt: Demands of this Deft: the summe of fl. 18. Wampum With Cost of suite. Uppon hearing of both Parties this Worshipp'll Court did order the Paym't thereof With Costs of Court. [Vol. VI, pg.127]3
1668 June the 9 1668: Att a Mayors Court held at New Yorcke.
Jan van Gelder, pltf. v/s Jacob Theunissen Looper, deft. In an action of defamation. Parties having been heard by the W: Court etz. they condemn the deft, to pay the fl. 18. zeawant in question with costs and in case the deft. directly or indirectly shall calumniate the pltf., he shall then be fined in a penalty of fl. 100 zewant for the Poor. [Vol. VI, pg.127]3
1670 Att a Mayors meeting held at New Yorke Jann'y the 25th 1669/70.
On the petition of Cornelis Barentsen, Grain Measurer, and Jan van Gelder requesting in substance, that the abovenamed van Gelder may be admitted as Grain Measurer of this City, and the same be forbidden to all others; also that their fees for measuring be raised and something be allowed for round measure, is apostilled - Whereas the old Measurer himself asks some help therefore the petitioner Jan van Gelder for the convenience of the Burghers is admitted, with the Old Measurer, as Grain Measurer of this City; but with this reserve, that each can measure his own grain, but shall not be bound to make good to the party delivering it any thing on his own measurement. What regard the round measure that is denied to the petitioner and as fees for grain measuring shall be paid the fees as paid hitherto, but the Measurer is bound to keep due register of his measurement. [Vol. VI, pg.214]3
1670 Att a Mayors Court held at New Yorke this 15th day of March 1669/70.
The Court having read and considered the complaint of Cornelis Barentsen, Grain Measurer, against Jan van Gelder, and having heard, what the afores'd van Gelder alleges in his defense; It is by the W. Court decreed and ordered, that the aforenamed van Gelder shall pay to the abovenamed Cornelis Barentsen the half of all the fees for measuring having been earned by him, as he is not sworn in to this date; and it is further ordered, that the abovenamed Cornelis Barentsen shall in future be preferred in the measuring, so that van Gelder shall not have power to measure, unless the old Measurer shall be absent at work elsewhere or when more than one parcel of grain must be measured at the same time, when the above named can Gelder shall be at liberty to measure; provided he shall have previously taken the oath of fidelity.  [Vol. VI, pg.224]3
1672 Att a Mayors Court held at New Yorke the 17 day of Septemb'r 1672.
Jan van Gelder, pavior, complaining, that Geertie Stoffels refuses to pay him, what he earned in making the street before her lot in Prince Street, amounting according to a/c to the sum of fl. 72: 9., demands judgment against her since he made the s'd street by order of the Mayor. The W. Court do therefore order s'd Geertie Stoffels to pay forthwith s'd Jan van Gelder the aforesaid fl. 72. 9. with cost, on pain of execution. [Vol. VI, pg.388]3
1677 A rate of taxacion made this 24th day of July 1677 -
The Markett Field & Broadway - John Vangelder 0:6:0. [Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York 1675-1776 Vol.I, pg.54]
1681 Deed - 3 Aug 1681 - Grantor John van Gilder to James Graham - Secretary of State Lib.5 pg.308.
1686 List of Church members of the Dutch Reformed Church of New York :-
Breede Weg (Broadway) - Johannes van Gelder en zyn h. v. (and his wife) Janneken Montenack.
[Year book of the Holland Society of New-York 1916 pg.21]
1689 12th June 1689 - Abstract of Colonel Bayard's Journal
Nicholas du Morres this day arriving from Barbados, Kingsland, the Custom House Officer, went, according to custome and order, to go on board, but by a file of muskettiers was forced to desist, by threatening to fire uppon them if they went aboard; Mr Mayor standing by and contradicting those actions as arbitrary and illegall, answer was made by Johannes de Peyster, 'tis the order of the Commanders in the fort; - The soldiers wanting drinck in the fort, a file of muskettiers went and strained in the Westward (West Ward), without a constable, from Tudor Kinsland and others, in which Jan Van Gelder was a chief actor.
[Note -  This was during the Leisler rebellion. Also it does not say whether this was Jan van Gelder senior or junior.]
['DocumentsRelative to the colonial History of New York', V.III, pg 600.]

 Children :-

  • Hester VAN GELDER was baptised on 26 Jan 1662 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4.
  • Johannis VAN GELDER was baptised on 27 Aug 1664 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4.
  • Hermanus VAN GELDER was baptised on 5 Sep 1666 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4.
                                             Note - the witnesses were Hermanus Van Gelder & Maryntie Montanac (see above).
  • Elizabeth VAN GELDER was baptised on 11 Jan 1669 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4.
  • Maria VAN GELDER was baptised on 28 Jan 1671 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4.
  • Abraham VAN GELDER was baptised on 13 Dec 1673 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4.
  • Cornelia VAN GELDER was baptised on 2 Feb 1676 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4. Presumably died in infancy.
  • Cornelia VAN GELDER was baptised on 25 Dec 1678 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4. She married Philip D'aily / Daly / Dally.
  • Emmerentia VAN GELDER was baptised on 29 Dec 1680 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York4.

Sources
1. Baptismal Register of the Dutch Reformed Church of Haarlem, North Holland, page 209r.
2. Marriage Register of the Dutch Reformed Church of Haarlem, North Holland, page 129r
3. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674, edited by Berthold Fernow - Minutes of the Court of Burgomasters & Schepens. Volume and page as indicated in the entry above.
4. Church Register transcripts of the Dutch Reformed Church of New York.


 
 


 

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