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Engeltie Barentse BLOM

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  • Name Engeltie Barentse BLOM 
    Died Between 8 and 9 Feb 1690  Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Massacre of 1690 
    Born Bef 12 May 1652  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 12 May 1652  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN B9PG-CX 
    Reference Number 2s1 
    Notes 

    • (1) Additions and Corrections to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 66, No. 1 (January 1935), p. 89:

      Engeltie Blom, the first wife of Adam Vrooman, was a daughter of Barent Jansz (Blom) from Stockholm (not Ockholm, in Schleswig, as given in Riker's History of Harlem), who married on Sept. 15, 1641, Styntie Pieters, of the same place.

      (2) Wickersham, Grace Vrooman and Comstock, Ernest Bernard, The Vrooman Family in America: 1949, p. 14:

      Adam Vrooman was married three times. His first wife, Engeltie Blom, bp May 12, 1652, dau of Barent Janszen Blom and Styntie Pieters.

      (3) www.findagrave.com:

      Engeltje Barentse Blom Vrooman
      Birth: May 12, 1652, New York, USA
      Death: Feb. 8, 1690, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA

      Killed with her young child in The Schenectady Massacre. It was an attack against the village of Schenectady in the colony of New York on 1690-02-08. It was carried out by a party of over 200 French and Sault and Algonquin Indian raiders that set out from Montreal to attack English outposts to the south, and was intended as retaliation for a series of devastating Iroquois raids for which the English had provided weapons and ammunition. Isolated northern and western settlements were the targets.

      Late on February 8, when a scouting party reported that no one was guarding the stockade at Schenectady, a decision was made to attack at once, despite the bitter cold. The original target was Fort Orange (present day Albany), but when Schenectady was discovered to be defenseless the raiding party decided to attack here instead.

      In the bloody midnight massacre which followed, houses and barns were torched and men, women and children were slaughtered. Many were in night clothing and had no time to arm themselves. By the morning of February 9, the thriving community lay in ruins - more than 60 buildings were burned and residents were dead, taken prisoner, or fled as refugees to the safety of the fort at Albany.

      Family links: Spouse: Adam Hendricksz Meese Vrooman (1649 - 1730)

      Burial: vrooman family land, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA

      Created by: sandra potter
      Record added: Jul 20, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 73662062
    Person ID I126  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father Barent Janszen BLOM 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Styntie PIETERS 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 15 Sep 1641  Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adam Hendrickse VROOMAN,   b. 1649, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1730, Schoharie, Albany [now Schoharie] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1678  Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hendrick Adamse VROOMAN,   b. 1687, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1739, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     2. Christiana VROOMAN,   b. 18 Oct 1685, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1748  (Age < 62 years)  [natural]
     3. --- VROOMAN,   b. Abt 1689, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 8 and 9 Feb 1690, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Barent VROOMAN,   b. 1679, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1746, Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Wouter VROOMAN,   b. 9 Sep 1680, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1756, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     6. Pieter VROOMAN,   b. 4 May 1684, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1771, Vrooman's Land, Schoharie, Albany [now Schoharie] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Records of the Reformed Dutch Church inNew York, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1875), pp. 33-34: Ao 1641. . . . Sept. . . . den 15 dicto. Barent Janszen, j. m. Van Stockholm, en Styntie Pieters j. d. als voren [from the same place].