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Garret Wolfertse van Couwenhoven

Male Abt 1610 - Abt 1645  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name Garret Wolfertse van Couwenhoven 
    Born Abt 1610  Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1645  Flatlands, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Person ID I21166  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2021 

    Father Wolfert Gerretse van Couwenhoven,   b. Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 2 Mar 1662 and 24 Jun 1662, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Neeltje 
    Family ID F13060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aeltje Cornelis Cool,   d. Bef 21 Jul 1683 
    Married Abt 1635  Flatlands, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Neeltje Gerretse van Couwenhoven,   b. Flatlands, Long Island, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1672
    +2. Willem Gerretse van Couwenhoven,   b. 1636, Flatlands, Long Island, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1728, Monmouth County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +3. Jan Gerretse van Couwenhoven,   b. 1639, Flatlands, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1724  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Marretje Van Couwenhoven,   b. Bef 10 Apr 1644,   d. Bef 1709  (Age < 64 years)
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F10504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1571] Register in Alphabetical Order, of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N. Y. by Teunis G. Bergen. New York: S. W. Green's Son, 1881.

    2. [S1765] The Conover Family by Charles Hopkins Conover. Frankford, Philadelphia: Martin & Allardyce, 1912.

    3. [S3097] Lincoln C. Cocheu, "The Van Kouwenhoven-Conover Family." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 70:230, 70:353, 1939; 71:69, 71:157, 71:273, 71:365, 1940; 81:123, 81:172, 81:225, 1950; 82:34, 82:89, 82:175, 82:211, 1951.

    4. [S5934] John Reynolds Totten, "Editorial Iconoclastiana." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 65:12, Jan 1934; 65:122, Apr 1934., year only.