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Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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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New Netherland Settlers
A brief excerpt from my book New Netherland Settlers: The Stevensen and Jacobsen Familes was previously published as The European Origins of Steven Janse Coning in the December 2001, Vol. 6 No. 4 issue of New Netherland Connections.
My book completes several years of research into the origins and descendants of Steven Janse Coning who was baptized in 1617 in Nijkerk and settled in New Netherland with his wife Maria Goosens circa 1649. By 1663 Steven and Maria had at least 7, possibly 8 children. After their divorce in 1663 Steven and Maria married other spouses, and Maria had one more known child born to a man named Jacob whose surname is unknown. This book follows Steven, Maria and their descendants to three generations.
The book is 154 pages fully sourced and footnoted. Six full pages of original documents from Nijkerk are included as well as maps. Steven and Maria's lives are set in the historical context of the fascinating world of the early settlement of New Netherland. Steven's newly discovered origins and names of his parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and siblings are documented and sourced. His family's suffering when the Bubonic plague struck Nijkerk in 1636 when Steven was only 18 years old is well documented and included in the book.
Hand-drawn maps complete this book which is part of the New Netherland Settlers series.
Albert Gijsbersen, plaintiff, against Maria Goosens, defendant. The plaintiff demands reparation of honor for damages, to wit, because the defendant said that he had stolen a chest with goods at the Manhattans. The defendant denies that she said this and declares that she has nothing to say against the plaintiff honor or virtue, although the plaintiff called her a whore. The honorable court, having heard the parties and seeing that the defendant cannot prove her accusations against the plaintiff and declares that she has nothing to say against the plaintiff, condemns the defendant for her abuse to pay a fine of six guilders for the benefit of the poor and the costs of the trial, forbidding her to utter such slander again, on pain of greater fine
TABLE OF CONTENTSPART I: THE DUTCH IN NEW NETHERLAND
Origins of New Netherland
Fort Orange & Albany Beginnings
Early Settlers & Immigration
Money & Money Substitutes
Introduction to Patronymics
Translation of Dutch Phrases in Church Records
Bibliography of Sources in Part I
PART II: THE FIRST GENERATION OF THE FAMILY IN THE NEW WORLD
Steven Janse Coning & Maria Goosens
Steven Janse Coning & Geeertruy Cornelise van Fulpen
Maria Goosens & a Man Named Jacob
Maria Goosens & James Matthews
PART III: THE CHILDREN OF MARIA GOOSENS
Ryntie Stevens & Gysbert Gerritszen van Brakel
Jan Stevensen & Lysbeth Lucas
Jannettie Stevens & Her Three Husbands: William Erwin, Clement Sever (aka Sebra) & Thomas Roberts
Goosen Stevensen & Annettie Jans Loursen
Christina (Styntie) Stevens & Robert Darkins
Isaac Stevensen & Margrietje Van Veen
Pieter Stevensen & Janneken Schouten
Hendrick Jacobs & Anna Simonse Fell
PART IV: THE GRANDCHILDREN OF MARIA GOOSENS
Marritie Gysberts van Brakel & Samuel Borsie
Stephen Gysbertszen van Brakel & Dina Kloppers
Gerrit Gysbertszen van Brakel & Cathryntje Claese van der Volgen
The Andriessen & Smock Families
Marritie Stevensen & Michael Jans
The Stevensen Family
The Gleave & Charlton Families
The Sebra Family
The Roberts Family
The Pasco Family
The Maurits Family
The Cuyler Family
PART V: MAPS
PART VI: DOCUMENTS
Appendix A: 1651 Oath of Fidelity
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Genealogy Tools To Help with your Brick WallsTo search for more articles on this surname, check the PERSI Index. PERSI is an invaluable resource. Many large libraries have the index, but if yours doesn't, you can purchase the CD ROM version, or consult the online Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
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