Genealogy of a Part of the Third Branch of the Schermerhorn Family in the United States

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private circulation, 1903 - 38 pages
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Page 17 - Schermerhorn was always identified with the advancement of the best interests of the community in which he lived, and for forty years he was a prominent member of the Dutch Reformed Church and its synods.
Page 8 - The name of Jacob Janse Schermerhooren is recorded as the twelfth male member of the Reformed Dutch Church of Beverwycke, organized in 1642 by Domine Johannes Megapolensis; and as a member of the Consistory he audited the deacon's accounts generally between 1665 and 1686. About 1650 Schermerhooren married Jannetie S. Van Voorhoudt, and at least nine children, five sons and four daughters, were the result of the union. In his will, dated May 20, 1688, recorded at Albany, New York, he names his children...
Page 5 - Charles" with goods for the Colony. The ship was prohibited from sailing to New York, and on December II, 1668, Schermerhooren petitioned King Charles II for his permission to depart with his ship from the Trexel, "where it hath lain many days ready to sail, and now lies there at great hazard on account of the season of the year.
Page 4 - This locality included the village of Schermerhorn, and the areas formerly covered by De Scher Mer, De Wur Mer, De Pur Mer, and De Beemster. The colonial records state that in 1648 Jacob Reynties (Reyntsen, Reyntgen) obtained from the West...
Page 8 - ... owner of quite large estates. He lived in Albany until 1686, when he removed to Schenectady, where he died in 1688. Prior to 1676 his house and gardens were on the east side of North Pearl Street, Albany, beginning sixty feet south of Maiden Lane; after 1676 he lived on the north side of State Street, just east of Chapel Street. His wife received the income from his estate until her death in 1700, when the estate, amounting to 56,882 guilders, was equally divided among the nine children; it included...
Page 8 - Consistory he audited the deacon's accounts generally between 1665 and 1686. About 1650 Schermerhooren married Jannetie S. Van Voorhoudt, and at least nine children, five sons and four daughters, were the result of the union. In his will, dated May 20, 1688, recorded at Albany, New York, he names his children in the order given in the following genealogical table, and refers to the last four as then in their minority. He was a trader with the Indians, and the owner of quite large estates.
Page 4 - Jacob Janse van Amsterdam, age 14 years"; he was therefore born in the year 1622. In the early records of the Colony he is sometimes referred to as Jacob Janse van Schermerhooren. In a State document of Holland published at The Hague in 1650, relating to Governor Stuyvesant's conduct in the affairs of the Colony, Schermerhooren is referred to as "Jacob Janse van Schermerhooren, formerly a citizen of Waterland, Holland.
Page 19 - ... its various changes and without elaboration, may be summarized as follows: Engaged on railroad surveys and construction in New York and Ohio, 1864-66; division engineer on Brooklyn Park, New York, 1866-69; chief engineer of the Riverside Improvement Company, Illinois, 1869-73; chief engineer, Chicago Great Western Railroad, 1873-74; United States assistant engineer on works of river and harbor improvement in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware,...
Page 5 - The records of this court also show that in 1654 he visited Amsterdam, where his father. Jan Schermerhooren was then living. He again visited his native land in 1668, and there loaded the ship "King Charles
Page 8 - He was a trader with the Indians, and the owner of quite large estates. He lived in Albany until 1686, when he removed to Schenectady, where he died in 1688. Prior to 1676 his house and gardens were on the east side of North Pearl Street, Albany, beginning...

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