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Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
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THE NEW JERSEY Dutch POST FAMILY
Descendants of Adriaen Crijnen Post & Clara (Claartje) Moockers© by Lorine McGinnis Schulze 1999
Adriaen Crijnen1 Post was born Abt 1620 in The Hague, Netherlands, and died February 1675/76 in Bergen, NJ1. He married Claartje (Clara) Moockers Bef 1649.New Netherland Settlers: Captain Adriaen Crijnen Post & Claartje Moockers (Volume 9)
Before I begin with my genealogy of the Post Family, let me take a minute to DEBUNK THE MYTH OF THE POST LINEAGE.
Debunking The Post Family Genealogy Myth
Let me DEBUNK THE MYTH of the POST family, and the completely erroneous 'lineage' published in The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. X, No. 1. January 1935, under the title "The Post Families of New Jersey" by Dirk P. De Young.
This article sets forth a completely unsourced and non-viable lineage for Adriaen Crijnen Post. Mr. Young did give more than one disclaimer in his article:
"it [the lineage presented] must be accepted with the usual reservations until documentary proof of the connection is forthcoming"
However, this disclaimer is widely overlooked by researchers, and the suggested lineage has been repeated and sent forth into the genealogical community for so many years that many Post researchers accept it without question.
Let's take a critical look at Mr. Young's theory:
He suggests that Adriaen Crijnen Post was the son of Pieter Adrian's [sic] Post who died in The Hague in 1637. The major flaw in this proposed father for Adriaen is the patronymic of Crijnen which is attached to Adriaen. If he were indeed the son of Peter his patronymic would be Pietersz. (or variations such as Pietersen, Pieterse).
The second flaw is that the author presents no baptismal source to substantiate his proposal. I suspect Young simply found some promising POST names in The Hague area and tried to slot Adriaen into the family.
What we do know is that Adriaen Post, who may have been from The Hague, Netherlands, resided in Brazil in the West India Company's colony with his wife Clara (Claartje) Moockers. Their names are found in the baptism record for Adriaen's daughter Maria who was baptised in Recife Brazil in June 1649. [Source: Doopregister der Hollanders in Brazilie 1633 - 1654] At this baptism Adriaen's patronymic of Crijnen is recorded.
The author of the incorrect lineage, does, in his favour, state very clearly
"That Capt. Adrian Post was a son of Peter Adrian's [sic] Post who died in the Hague in 1637 is inferred only, from circumstances"
This disclaimer is unfortunately overlooked by many Post descendants who continue to use this flawed lineage as if it were fact.
If we look at the author's 'circumstances' for inferring the fatherhood, there are 3 extremely weak arguments:
The most glaring flaw in Young's proposed genealogy is that of his suggested grandfather for Adriaen Crijnen Post. Young gives the line as:
"Adrian Pieter's son [sic] Post b. about 1500 as father of Pieter Adrian's son [sic] Post who died in The Hague 1637"
Some mental math will reveal that a man born in 1500 would be pushing the limits to have a son who died in 1637. Assuming an age of 50 for the birth of Adrian Pieter's son, that would make the supposed son, Pieter Adrianse 87 at his death. Yes it is possible (unlikely in my mind) - but Young gives no baptismal records to substantiate his claim.
I think the most revealing flaw (and this in itself should be enough to make the entire proposed genealogy suspect!) is Young's outline of Pieter Post, son of Gerrit, b. ca 1300. The next generation is given as
"__ Post. A generation *assumed*, particulars unknown" (starred word is mine and given for emphasis).
Then Young continues with a Pieter Post born about 1360-75 who he gives as the s/o ____ Post.
Without sources, it is all guesswork. Without sources it is simply bad genealogy and should be discarded as quickly as possible.
And now... on to my article, which is fully sourced:
The Post Family© by Lorine McGinnis Schulze 1998
My 9th great-grandfather, Adriaen Crijnen (possibly Quirijnen), Post was most likely from The Hague, Netherlands. He and his wife Clara or Claartje Moockers, resided in Brazil in the West India Company's colony. Adriaen's daughter Maria (my 8th great-grandmother) was baptised in Recife Brazil in June 1649. By the time Brazil fell to the Portuguese in 1654, the family had left for the Netherlands. On 30 June 1650 the ship "New Netherland's Fortune" sailed, arriving in New Netherland on 19 December 1650.
Adriaen and his family were on Staten Island by 1655. Adriaen was a representative of Baron Hendrick van der Capellen, the owner of one-third of Staten Island. As the superintendent of a group of twenty people who were to farm Staten Island, Adriaen set up a colony which flourished.
In the summer of 1655 the Peach Tree War began over Hendrick Van Dyke's shooting of a Native woman stealing peaches from his trees in his orchard in Manhatten. As a result, the settlements on the lower Hudson River and around New York were destroyed by Iroquois attackers. On 15 Sept. 1655, the colony on Staten Island was burned to the ground by the Natives from Hackensack. Twenty-three people were killed and sixty-seven taken prisoner, among them Adrien, his wife, five children, and two servants. [Lorine's note: Although this statement about 5 children was taken from Christoph's book, I have not been able to find 5 children born to Adriaen and Clara before 1655. My research indicates Maria, Lysbet and possibly Adriaen were born pre 1655. Can any reader help me solve this puzzle of the two missing children who had to be born BEFORE 1655!!]
In Oct. 1655, Adriaen was released by the Hackensack chief Penneckeck to bargain with Petrus Stuyvessant for the release of prisoners. Adriaen made the journey between Manhattan and the Native headquarters at Paulus Hook, New Jersey several times before an agreement was reached. Fifty-six captives were released in exchange for powder, lead, guns, blankets and wampum. Among those freed were Adrian's wife and children.
Returning to Staten Island Adrian was ordered by Van der Capellan to gather survivors and erect a fort. Trying to keep the group fed, he found a few cattle that the Natives had overlooked roaming in the woods That winter Adrian and his family camped in the company of some soldiers in the burnt-out settlement. They butchered some of the cattle they had found and obtained milk from others. Stuyvessant recommended to Post that he and "his people" and cattle move to the stockade on Long Island but Adrian stayed. By Spring of 1656 Adrian was ill and unable to perform his duties, so Clara Moockers Post requested that someone else be appointed as van der Capellen's agent. In April of 1656 Clara petitioned Stuyvessant asking that the soldiers be allowed to stay, but Stuyvessant decided that since there were only 6 or 7 people on the island, a garrison was not required and they should all move to Long Island.20Read more in my new book! New Netherland Settlers: Captain Adriaen Crijnen Post & Claartje Moockers (Volume 9)
Children of Adriaen Post and Claartje Moockers were:
Generation No. 2
2. Maria 2 Post (Adriaen Crijnen1) was born June 6, 1649 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, SA. She married (1) Jan Albertsen Bradt Abt 1674 in New Amsterdam, NY, USA, son of Albert de Noorman and Annatie Van Rottmer. She married (2) Eduwart Carbert November 26, 1699 in Albany NY USA.
Children of Maria Post and Jan Bradt are:
4. Margarita2 Post (Adriaen Crijnen1) was born June 6, 1657 in New Amsterdam, NY4. She married Johannes De Hooges December 4, 1675 in Kingston NY, son of Anthony de Hooges and Aefje Bradt.
Children of Margarita Post and Johannes De Hooges are:
5. Francoys2 Post (Adriaen Crijnen1) was born March 17, 1658/5910. He married (1) Martjis Jacobus April 22, 1690. He married (2) Elena Van Schuyven June 3, 1721.
Children of Francoys Post and Martjis Jacobus are:
Children of Adrian Post and Catrintje Van Wegenen are:
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