Name: Steven Coerte VAN VOORHEES
Title: # 1942
Change Date: 15 MAY 2001
Birth: 1600 in Holland, Neth.
Death: 16 FEB 1684 in Kings Co.N.Y.
Burial: Kings Co.N.Y.
Married Name:<_MARNM> Van Voorhees
Name Prefix:<NPFX> Mr.
Name Suffix:<NSFX># 1942
Aged sixty at the time of arrival in Nieuw Amsterdam, he was born near Hees in the Province of Drenthe in 1600.
Having arrived inNieuw Amsterdam, Steven Koerts took time to look around and apparently had themeans to do so and to
maintain his family in the interim. It was not until November 29, 1660, seven months after his arrival, that he purchased from
Cornelis Dircksen Hoogland nine morgens of corn land, seven morgens of wood land, tenmorgens of plain land and five
morgens of salt meadow in Flatlands, with the house and house plot in the village of Amersfoort en Bergen (Flatlands) with a
brewery, brewing apparatus, kettle house and casks with appurtenances for three thousand guilders (Flatbush Records, Lib. B.
p. 37). (A morgen is about two acres of land.)
Since he acquired all the equipment it is assumed that he followed the brewing business. That he entered into the religious and
civic affairs of his community is without question. He was appointed a magistrate in 1664 and on March 19, 1664 with Elbert
Elbertse (Stoothoff), represented Nieuw Amersfoort in the Provincial Assembly. (Brodhead's History of New York, p. 67). In
October 1667 Steven Coertes with others, patented the town of Flatlands. In 1660 Steven Coerte, the patriach of the Van Voorhees family in the new world,
sailed on de Bonte Koe to Nieuw Amsterdam. De Bonte Koe means The Spotted
Cow.While little is known of de Bonte Koe, it is surmised that the ship was 170
feet long, 49 feet in beam, and about 20 feet in depth, based on similar ships of the
Surname of Immigrant: COERTE (VAN VOORHEES)
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Steven
Origin of Immigrant:
Name of Ship: De Bonte Koe (The Spotted Cow)
Arrival Date: 15 Apr 1660
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1660 Hess, Drenthe, Holland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 16 Feb 1684 Flatlands,New Amsterdam
Immigrant's Spouse: Willempie Roelofse Seubering
Source of Information: 'Through a Dutch Door' by The Van Voorhis Association
1. Hendrickje COERTE.
2. Merghin Coerte
3. Koertt Coerte b. 1638 Holland
4. Lucas COERTE
5. Jan COERTE
6. Albert COERTE b. Holland m. 1681 Helletje Reimers ( This is my Line)
7. Aeltje COERTE
Surname of Immigrant: Van Voorhis
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Steven Koorts
Origin of Immigrant: Drenthe, Netherlands
Name of Ship: De Bonte Koe (The Spotted Cow)
Arrival Date: April 1660
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1600 near Hees in Province of Drenthe
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 16 Feb 1684 Flatlands, Long Island,NY
Immigrant's Spouse: 1st-? 2cd-Willempie Roelofse (Seubering)
Source of Information: 'Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York' by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, 'The Van Voorhees
Family Vol I' published by the Van Voorhees Association, and 'The Ancestors and Descendants of Koert Voorheis' by Walter
Hendrickje Stevense, ?, Holland m. Jan Kiersen in Holland
Merghin Stevense ?, m. 1st Roelof ? and 2cd Remmelt Willemse d. 28 Oct 1702
Koert Stevense b 1638 HOlland m ? Marretje Gerretse Van Couvenhoven.
Lucas Stevense b ? 1650 Holland
Jan Stevense b ? 1652 Holland
Albert Stevense b ? Holland
Aeltje Stevense b ? Holland
Jannetje Stevense b ? Hollandteven Coerte (Van Voorhees) emigrated from 'before the village of Hees,' in the Province of Drenthe, Holland, in April 1660
in the ship 'Bontekoe' ('Spotted Cow'), with his wife and all his children except daughters Hendrickjen and Merghin. He
bought land in Flatlands (New Amesfoort). He ran a brewery and was a magistrate at Flatlands.
Father: Court Albertse VAN VOORHEES b: 1560 in Hees Rinnen, Drenthe, Neth.
Willimtje Roelofes SEUBERINGE b: 1619 in Belye/Beilen, Drenthe, Neth.
in Hesse, Drenthe, Neth., Holland
- Lucas Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1650 in Netherlands
- Jan Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1652 in Netherlands
- Albert Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1654 in Hesse, Drenthe, Neth., Holland
- Aeltie Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1656 in Hesse, Drenthe, Neth., Holland
- Jannetje Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 25 DEC 1658 in Hees, Drenthe, Neth. Holland
- Hendrickje Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1659 in Netherlands
- Abraham Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1664 in Hesse, Drenthe, Neth., Holland
- Hendrickjen Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1633
- Merghin Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1635 in Holland
- Coerte Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1637/38 in Neth. Holland
- Cheri Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1639 in Netherlands
- Hendrijke Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: 1640 in Netherlands
- Merghin MARCHIEN STEVENSE Van Voorhees\ b: 1640 in Neth. Holland
- Wessel Stevense VAN VOORHEES b: BEF 25 SEP 1640 in Neth. Holland