Name: *Jan Janse BREESTEDE
Given Name: *Jan Janse
Birth: Abt. 1596 in Breestede, Schleswig, Denmark 1
Death: Bef. 1 Sep 1641 in New Amersterdam (now New York City) 1|
*Engeltje JANS b: Wft Est. 1589-1619 in Breestede, Schleswig, Denmark
Wft Est. 1613-1639 1
From "Scandinavian Immigrants to New York", by Jo hn O. Evjen, 1972:
"Engeltje Jans, from 'Breestede' (Bredstedt, in Schleswig), came with her
husband, Jan Jansen, to New Amsterdam about 1636. By him she had the
following children: 1) Tryntie, who was married to Rutger Jacobsen
Schoonderworth or Van Woert, and whose descendants assumed the name of
Rutger s; 2) Jan Jansen van Breestede, who in 1647 married Marritje Lucas
(Andries); 3) Dorothea Jans van Breestede, who in 1650 was married to
Volckert Janszen from Frederickstadt, and whose descendants comprise the
Dow family of New Yor k; 4) Elsie Jans van Brestede, who was married three
After the dea th of Jan Jansen, Engeltje Jans was married on September 1,
1641, to Egbert W outersen, of Isselsteyn. He is often mentioned in the
Court Record of New Am sterdam 1653-1674 as arbitrating in disputes. He
and his wife were frequentl y invited to stand sponsors at baptisms.
They made their will on June 20, 1652 .
Woutersen took the lease of a bowery on December 1, 1646, on Manhattan;
an d on May 10, 1647, he obtained a patent for a tract of land, called in
Indian Apocalyck, lying across the North River, west of the Manhattan.
Woutersen die d 1680, without issue."
From "The Hardenbergh Family", by Myrtle Hardenbergh Miller:
"Jan Jansen Van Breestede resided on High Street, New York. He was a
cooper. In 1658 he was appointed marker, or gauger, of beer barrels. In
1668 he was ins pector of pipe staves and meat packing. In 1674 he was
fire warden. From Co urt Minutes, New Amsterdam appear: March 19, 1658,
Jan Jansen Van Breestede, cooper, being sent for to Court, appearing, is
asked, as he is petitioned to be marker of beer barrels, how much he will
charge a piece? He places the c harge at one stiver per half barrel with
approval of the magistrates. The ma gistrates allowed him the time of one
year, and shall enjoy him two stivers f or each, but the increasing or
diminishing lies at the pleasure of the Burgom aster.
Oct. 4, 1661, City Hall. Paulus Schrick v/s Jan Jansen van Breste,
d emands 5 1/2 beavers for a barrel of pork. Defendant says there is
coming ye t to him 54 guilders and 7 stivers, wages from Johannes van
Beeck, deceased, whose widow plaintiff has married. Plaintiff says that
does not concern him. Burgomasters and Schepens, having heard parties,
decree, whereas sewant, in the time that Van Beeck, deceased, was
indebted, was as good as beavers, tha t the debts shall be set off against
each other; therefore order Paulus Schri ck to pay the defendant 10
guilders and 7 stivers.
Oct. 10, 1661. Same case . Paulus Schrick v/s Jan Jansen van Breste.
Requests reconsideration of debt , as according to the marriage contract
he has nothing to do with his wife's debts ... Defendant says that the
plaintiff applied to him twice for the acco unt, he offered him payment,
producing in effect two witnesses. Plaintiff de nies not that he offered
payment but says it was in sewant... Burgomasters a nd Schepens persist
in their rendered judgment of Oct. 4th past. ...
Jan wa s an early settler of New Amsterdam coming there with his wife
about 1636. E ngeltje married 2d 9/1/1641 Egbert Woutersen of Isselsteyn
who died 1680."
- Jan Jansen VAN BREESTEDE b: Wft Est. 1613-1634
- *Tryntie Janse BREESTEDE b: Wft Est. 1613-1635 in Breestede, Schleswig, Denmark
- Dorothea Jans VAN BREESTEDE b: Wft Est. 1616-1637
- *Elsie Janse BREESTEDE b: Abt. 1630 in Breestede, Schleswig, Denmark
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