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Jan Hendricks VROOMAN

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  • Name Jan Hendricks VROOMAN 
    Born Bef 15 Feb 1653  Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Feb 1653  Mare Kerk, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Johannes VROOMAN 
    Reference Number
    Will 24 Apr 1732 
    Died Aft 24 Apr 1732 
    Notes 

    • (1) "Hendrick Meesen Vrooman Updates 2011," a message posted by Barbara Boram on September 30, 2011 to the Vrooman Family History & Genealogy Message Board on RootsWeb.com <http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.vrooman/187/mb.ashx>:

      16 Feb. 1653:

      Baptism of Johannes, later recorded as Jan (Hendricks) Vrooman. No mother's name; the sponsors are Pieter Mees Vroomman (his paternal uncle) and Catarina Johannis. There is no evidence that the sponsor Catarina Johannis was Pieter's wife.

      Jan Hendricks Vrooman married Geesje Simonse Veeder in 4 July 1680 in Schenectady (24 Apr. 1732 (will)) "Jan Froman - from the bush" - is recorded in 1690 receiving stockings after the 1690 massacre in Schenectady.

      Children: Simon 1681, Jannetje 1682, Hendrick 1684, Jacob 1686 "murdered in his father's house" [according to Jonathan Pearson] (this has not been documented and remains odd), Hendrick 1690, Engeltje, 1692, Johannes 1694, Maria 1696, Catrina 1701,Bartholomeus 1703, Cornelis 1705 and Helena. Jan made a will 24 April 1732. [From Wickersham, Grace Vrooman and Comstock, Ernest Bernard, The Vrooman Family in America: 1949.]

      (2) Pearson, Jonathan, Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800, Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1873 <http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/firstsettlers/vro_wem.html >:

      JAN [VROOMAN], son of Hendrick Meese, m. Geesje, dau. of Simon Veeder, July 4, 1680. He lived on the site of the depot of the New York Central Rail Road; 1686 bought half of Jan Hendrickse Van Bael's patent on the Normanskil; made his will April 24, 1732. Ch. b: Simon, Feb. 25, 1681; Jannetie, July 23, 1682, m. Arent Bratt; Hendrick, March 26, 1684, anno 1690 den xx8 Mey is min soon in den Here gerust Hendrick Jansen Vrooman. Jan Vrooman. Jacob, 1686, murdered in his father's house 1688; Pieter, Oct. 1688, killed at the Beukendaal massacre 1748; Hendrick, Sept. 12, 1690; Engeltje, Dec. 22, 1692, m. Jan R. Schermerhorn; Johannes, Oct. 24, 1694; Maria, Oct. 31, 1696, m. Gysbert Van Brakel; Jacob, Dec. 28, 1698, d. April 20, 1774; Catarina, May 12, 1701, m. Jacob Mebie; Bartholomeus, Jan. 10, 1703; Magdalena, July 6, 1704, d. April 6, 1732; Cornelis, Dec. 29, 1705, d. Jan., 1733; Helena, m.Joseph Van Sice.

      (3) Wickersham, Grace Vrooman and Comstock, Ernest Bernard, The Vrooman Family in America: 1949, pp. 15-18:

      3. JAN VROOMAN (Hendrick Meese Vrooman) second son of Hendrick Meese was born Feb. 17, 1653, and married July 4, 1680, Geesie, dau of Symon Volkertse Veeder. [Note by compiler: According to Hoffman, William J., "An Armory of American Families of Dutch Descent," The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Vol. 67, No. 2 (April 1936), p. 145, Jan is stated to have been baptised on February 15, 1653. If this baptismal date is correct, Jan could not have been born two days later, on February 17, 1653.] They had fifteen children, nine sons and six daughters, most of whom attained maturity and left families. Jan Vrooman made his will Apr. 24, 1732. His village lot inherited from his father had a front on the north side of State Street, of 172 feet, extending from a point 48 ft, east of Given's hotel lot to the Stanford block. His house and lot and the westerly half of this lot, by his will, were devised to his son Cornelis, who died the next year, leaving the property to his mother by whom it was devised to her son Bartholomew in 1734. The easterly half Jan Vrooman devised to his son Jacob, who had already built a house on it. In 1686 he bought half of Jan Hendrickse VanBael's patent on the Normanskil.

      On March 10, 1705-6 the trustees of Schenectady conveyed to Jan Vrooman a "piece of land near Schenectady. . . ." This comprised four acres. Jan Vrooman's portion of his father's bouwland was conveyed to him June 8, 1714 by his elder brother Adam, to wit, "one-half of a piece of land called Juffruw Corlaer's Weyland, which half contains ten morgens or thereabouts, Bounded north by the other half belonging to said Adam, east by the meadow of Gerrit Symonse (Veeder), south and west by the land of Jan Wemp; together with free ingress and regress of the waggon road (Vrooman's lane) to the said piece of land and half the benefit of the grass growing on said road". By his will made Apr. 24, 1732, this parcel was divided among his sons.

      A Bible belonging to Jan Vrooman is now in the possession of Simon Jacob Vrooman, a descendant of Jan Vrooman. The Bible was always bequeathed to the eldest son.

      Children:

      18. SIMON JANSE VROOMAN, b Feb. 25, 1681; m Oct, 14, 1717 Eytje (Margaret) Delamont.

      19. JANNETIE VROOMAN, b July 23, 1682, m Mar. 4, 1705, Capt. Andress Bratt (1680-1767). A dau, Magdalena Bratt, b 1716 m Johannes Schermerhorn.

      20. HENDRICK JANSE VROOMAN, b Mar. 26, 1684, d May 28, 1690. No headstones are found at the graves of first settlers; the graver's art did not exist among them and the marble and granite had not then been quarried. The oldest gravestone found in the city (Schenectady) was a few years since taken from a cellar wall into which it had been built, having been used evidently as a whetstone many years since after it had served the purpose of a funeral monument. It was a fragment of the blue stone found in the quarries east of the city. Its dimensions were fourteen by seven inches and four inches thick, and bore the following inscription rudely and slightly cut:

      ANNO 1690
      DEN XX8 MAY
      IS MIN SOON
      IN DEN HEERE
      GERUST
      HENDRICK
      JANSEN
      VROOMAN

      JAN
      VROOMAN

      Translation: "On the 28th of May in the year 1690 my son Hendrick Jansen Vrooman rested in the lord. Jan Vrooman." From "History of Schenectady Patent" by Pearson, p 372.

      21. JAN, died an infant.

      22. JACOB; b 1686; murdered in his father's house 1688.

      23. PIETER JANSE VROOMAN, b Oct. 2, 1688, d July 18, 1748, m Oct., 1716, Agnietje Vedder, dau of Arent Vedder. She d in 1785.

      24. HENDRICK JANSE VROOMAN, b Sept. 9, 1690, m April, 1718, Engeltie Slingerland, b Jan. 9, 1700, dau of Cornelius Slingerland, and Eva Mebie.

      25. ENGELTIE, b Dec. 22, 1692, bp Jan. 18, 1693, d 1754, m Apr. 8, 1711, Jan Ryer Schermerhorn, bp Oct. 14, 1685, son of Ryer Schermerhorn and Ariantje Bratt. He inherited the Schermerhorn homestead at Schuylersburg, and also owned extensive property in New Jersey. In 1715 he was on the roll of Capt. Johannes Sander's company of Schenectady militia.

      26. JOHANNES J VROOMAN, b Oct 24, 1694, d June, 1730, m Mar 8, 1724, Maria Magdalena Appel, dau of William Appel and a sister of Simon Appel.

      27. MARIA, b Oct 31, 1696, m Jan 1, 1717, Gysbert Van Brakel, son of Guysbert Gerrit Van Brakel.

      28. JACOB JANSE VROOMAN, b Dec 28, 1698, m Martje Groot, dau of Abraham Groot.

      29. CATRINA, b May 12, 1701, m Aug. 7, 1725, Jacob Mabie, b Mar 1, 1698, d 1755. A dau Annatie Mabie, b Oct 4, 1732, m Thomas Brower Bancher in 1754.

      30. BARTHOLOMEUS VROOMAN, b Jan. 10, 1703, d Mar. 29, 1771, m Oct. 20, 1739, Catherine Slingerland b Aug. 28, 1710 dau of Cornelius Slingerland and widow of Hendrick Van Slyck.

      31a. MAGDALENA, b July 6, 1704, d Apr 6, 1732.

      31b. HELENA, b Nov 10, 1707, m Joseph (or Joost) Van Seissen. After the death of Helena, Van Sice m Elizabeth Peck, widow of Cornelius Van der Volgen.

      32. CORNELIUS VROOMAN, b Dec. 29, 1705, d Jan. 1733.
    Person ID I27511  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 

    Father Hendrick Meesen VROOMAN,   b. Between 1621 and 1623, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland 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 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jannittgen WOUTERS,   b. Abt 1620, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Apr 1664, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Banns 20 Dec 1648  Valkenburg, Zuid-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married 31 Dec 1648  Valkenburg, Zuid-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Geesie VEEDER 
    Married 4 Jul 1680 
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F11967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Hoffman, William J., "AnArmory of American Families of Dutch Descent," The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Vol. 67, No. 2 (April 1936), pp. 142, 145: Johannes, bapt. Mare Kerk, Leiden, Feb. 15, 1653; sp. Pieter Meesz. Vrooman, Catharina Johannis.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) "Hendrick Meesen Vrooman Updates 2011," amessage posted by Barbara Boram on September 30, 2011 to the Vrooman Family History & Genealogy Message Board on RootsWeb.com : The banns were posted . . . 20 December 1648 in Valkenburg for Henderik Meesen Vroomman, young man, and Jannittgen Wouters, young woman.

    3. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) "Hendrick Meesen Vrooman Updates 2011," amessage posted by Barbara Boram on September 30, 2011 to the Vrooman Family History & Genealogy Message Board on RootsWeb.com : . . . Henderik Meesen Vroomman, young man, and Jannittgen Wouters, young woman . . . married 31 Dec. 1648 in Valckenburg.