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  • ID: I2776
  • Name: Jan* Jansen VAN AMERSFOORT
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 30 JUL 2007
  • Birth: ABT 1635 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Holland
  • Occupation: city carpenter and listed as a "Freeman and a Bachelor" 15 MAY 1657 New Amsterdam, New York, New York
  • Occupation: carpenter to build the new stockade there 1658 Kingston, Ulster, New York
  • Event: Note 1660
  • Note: Was a member of the Dutch Militia and fought with Stuyvesant in the Indian wars
  • Event: Note 12 JUL 1667
  • Note: Jan Jansen sold the Wyldwyck estate to his wife's siblings "seven months prior to his exile" 1
  • Event: Anecdote 1668
  • Note: "Van Amersfoort had a violent temper. As a result, he spent much time in court and jail. In 1668, he was exiled from the colony for physically and verbally abusing his wife and mother-in-law. Although no direct explanation has been found, it is believed that this is the reason that all of his children used the 'Van Steenbergh' surname." (Why the name Van Steenbergh was chosen is not known) 2
  • Death: ABT 1678 in Kingston, Ulster, New York 3
  • Event: Note AFT 31 MAR 1678
  • Note: "Jan disappeared, fueling speculation that he may have been 'encouraged against his will' to disappear" 4



    Father: ?Jan* Dircksen VAN AMERSFOORT b: ABT 1610

    Marriage 1 Catryn Matthyssen VAN CEULEN b: ABT 1640 in Fort Orange (Albany), New York
    • Married: 03 OCT 1660 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
    • Note: this was the first record entered into the books of the newly opened Dutch Reformed Church of Kingston. 5
    Children
    1. Has No Children Styntje VAN STEENBERGH b: 19 DEC 1660 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
    2. Has Children Toomas Janse VAN STEENBERGEN b: BEF 01 JUL 1663 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
    3. Has No Children Styntje VAN STEENBERGH b: 16 AUG 1665 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
    4. Has No Children Gertjen VAN STEENBERGH b: 09 OCT 1667
    5. Has No Children Sara VAN STEENBERGH b: ABT 1674
    6. Has No Children Mateys VAN STEENBERGH b: 31 MAR 1678 in Kingston, Ulster, New York

    Sources:
    1. Title: Van Keulen/Van Keuren/Van Kuren/Van Curen
      Abbrev: Van Curen Family
      Author: D. G. Van Curen
      Publication: Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1998
      Page: p. 13
    2. Title: Van Keulen/Van Keuren/Van Kuren/Van Curen
      Abbrev: Van Curen Family
      Author: D. G. Van Curen
      Publication: Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1998
      Page: p. 66
    3. Title: Van Keulen/Van Keuren/Van Kuren/Van Curen
      Abbrev: Van Curen Family
      Author: D. G. Van Curen
      Publication: Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1998
      Page: Index (supplement), p. 5 of Descendants Chart
    4. Title: Van Keulen/Van Keuren/Van Kuren/Van Curen
      Abbrev: Van Curen Family
      Author: D. G. Van Curen
      Publication: Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1998
      Page: Index (supplement), p. 6 of Descendants Chart
    5. Title: Van Keulen/Van Keuren/Van Kuren/Van Curen
      Abbrev: Van Curen Family
      Author: D. G. Van Curen
      Publication: Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1998
      Page: p. 67
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