Wells Family - Person Sheet
Wells Family - Person Sheet
NameHarmen Coerten
Birth1610, Voorhuysen, Guelderland, Netherlands
Death26 Nov 1689, Bergen, Bergen Co, NJ
BurialDutch Reformed Church, Bergen, NJ
Misc. Notes
Listed as "of Voorhuysen in Guelderland, Holland". Immigrated with wife and 5 children Feb 1659, and settled in New Utrecht.
[from David Smock]
According to "The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record," Vol. LVI, 1925, page 267: "Harmen Coerten, his [Guert's] brother, also from Voorhuysen [Voorthuizen], . . . sailed on Feb. 12, 1659, for this country in DE TROUW, with his wife, Aertje Gerrits, and five children, 5,6, 8, 9
and 17 years old . . ." The children are then listed in this order:
1. "Gysbertje, the 17 year old child . . .
2. Reyckje . . .
3. Neeltje . . .
4. Guertje, married Hendrick Matthyse Smack.
5. Jan, 'from Gerder in Gelderland,' married June 23, 1684, Neeltje
Janse Buys (Buys Family No. 8), and died before 1699 when his widow
married again."
DE TROUW: The name of the ship is sometimes reported as FAITH, since this is what TROUW means in English.
SHIP DATE: A ship date usually signify the date when a ship left the Netherlands, usually the port city of Amsterdam or the Island of Texel, where ships sometimes had to wait for several weeks to catch favorable winds.
Birthabt 1610, Netherlands
Death2 Dec 1684, Bergen, Bergen Co, NJ
ChildrenGeertje Harmens (~1642-~1708)
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