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William Covenhoven

Male Abt 1697 - Aft 1750  (~ 54 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Covenhoven was born about 1697 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York (son of Gerret van Kouwenhoven and Lysbet); died after 1750 in Three Mile Run, Middlesex, New Jersey.

    William married Adriantje Bennet about 1718. Adriantje (daughter of William Willemse Bennet and Adriantje Van de Water) was born before 30 May 1695; died after 1750 in Three Mile Run, Middlesex, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Geertje Catryne Covenhoven was born before 31 Mar 1731.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Gerret van Kouwenhoven was born about 1676 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York (son of Jan Gerretse van Couwenhoven and Gerdientje de Sille); died between 16 Apr 1711 and 3 Nov 1712.

    Gerret married Lysbet. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Lysbet
    Children:
    1. 1. William Covenhoven was born about 1697 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died after 1750 in Three Mile Run, Middlesex, New Jersey.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jan Gerretse van Couwenhoven was born in 1639 in Flatlands, Long Island, New York (son of Garret Wolfertse van Couwenhoven and Aeltje Cornelis Cool); died about 1724.

    Notes:

    Recorded as a member of the Reformed Dutch church of Brooklyn in 1677 and 1685. Resided at Brooklyn ferry. "On the settlement of his father's estate, he was allowed more than his brother on account of his being lame." [Register in Alphabetical Order, of the Early Settlers of Kings County, citation details below.]

    Jan married Gerdientje de Sille on 18 May 1670. Gerdientje (daughter of Nicasius de Sille and Cornelia Meulmans) was born on 10 Feb 1642 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Gerdientje de Sille was born on 10 Feb 1642 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (daughter of Nicasius de Sille and Cornelia Meulmans).

    Notes:

    Also called Gerardina de Sille.

    Children:
    1. Aeltjie Couwenhoven died on 9 Mar 1740 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.
    2. 2. Gerret van Kouwenhoven was born about 1676 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died between 16 Apr 1711 and 3 Nov 1712.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Garret Wolfertse van Couwenhoven was born about 1610 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands (son of Wolfert Gerretse van Couwenhoven and Neeltje); died about 1645 in Flatlands, Long Island, New York.

    Notes:

    He was a member of the Council of Eight in 1643.

    Although most of the American descendants of the Kouwenhoven/Couwenhoven family eventually changed their surname to Conover, there were descendants of Garret Wolfertse van Kouwenhoven in Brooklyn calling themselves Kouwenhoven as late as 1939, and possibly more recently.

    Garret married Aeltje Cornelis Cool about 1635 in Flatlands, Long Island, New York. Aeltje (daughter of Cornelis Lambertse Cool and (Unknown first wife of Cornelis Lambertse Cool)) died before 21 Jul 1683. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Aeltje Cornelis Cool (daughter of Cornelis Lambertse Cool and (Unknown first wife of Cornelis Lambertse Cool)); died before 21 Jul 1683.
    Children:
    1. Neeltje Gerretse van Couwenhoven was born in in Flatlands, Long Island, New Netherland; died about 1672.
    2. Willem Gerretse van Couwenhoven was born in 1636 in Flatlands, Long Island, New Netherland; died about 1728 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
    3. 4. Jan Gerretse van Couwenhoven was born in 1639 in Flatlands, Long Island, New York; died about 1724.
    4. Marretje Van Couwenhoven was born before 10 Apr 1644; died before 1709.

  3. 10.  Nicasius de Sille was born on 23 Sep 1610 in Arnheim, Gelderland, Netherlands (son of Laurens de Sille, Burgomeister of Arnheim and Walburg Everwijn); died after 1660 in New Utrecht, Long Island, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1674, New Utrecht, Long Island, New York

    Notes:

    Doctor of Law. Studied first at Leiden and then at Orleans. At Leiden, he belonged to the Gelderland-Overijssel student fraternity. In the Netherlands, he was a court advocate and a captain in the service of the Estates General.

    Upon emigrating to New Amsterdam he became first counselor to Peter Stuyvesant, 1653-57, and schout fiscaal in 1656-57. He was one of the original proprietors of New Utrecht.

    Nicasius married Cornelia Meulmans in Netherlands. Cornelia (daughter of Peter Meulmans and Anna Marschalk) died before 1655. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Cornelia Meulmans (daughter of Peter Meulmans and Anna Marschalk); died before 1655.
    Children:
    1. 5. Gerdientje de Sille was born on 10 Feb 1642 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.