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Jan Arentsen TOERS

Jan Arentsen TOERS

Male Bef 1655 - 1729  (> 74 years)

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  • Name Jan Arentsen TOERS 
    Born Bef 1655  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1729 
    Person ID I231  The Turses
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2015 

    Father ARENT LOURENS TOERS,   b. Bef 1618, Amsterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1674, Bergen, Hudson Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Mother ANNA CLAES,   b. Bef 1620,   d. 1682  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1639  Amsterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Jan Arentsen emigrated with his family prior to 1655, originally to New Amsterdam, and then on to found Bergen in about 1660. On April 9, 1678 he was appointed as one of the executors of the estate of Englebert Steenbuys (NJA-XXIII-439). Two days later an Indian, Knatsciosan, attacked him at the home of his brother Claes. The Governor and the Council met at Bergen with the Sachems of Hackinsack on the 24th, at which time they acknowledged that the offender deserved corporal punishment, but as Toers was mending, asked for his release, promising that if he ever again attempted the like they would deliver him up for justice without mercy to be done to him. The Indians bound themselves together to pay one hundred fathoms of wampum, or an equivalent in skins, within 20 days.

      In 1679 Jan was a witness at the baptism of his brother Laurens' son Claes. On April 18 1682 he joined the Bergen Church. In 1687 he was the sponsor at the baptism of his brother Claes' daughter, Judith. He was witness to a deed in 1695, and in 1712 confirmed a deed with his brother Claes (WLT-102-note). He died, unmarried according to Randolph’s genealogy of the family. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S764] Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province, Church Records, 1523-1948.

    2. [S16] The Toers - Tuers Family, Howard S. F. Randolph.