m. Geertje Cornelis p. Beesd, Gelderland, Netherlands. Descendant of the Van Vulpen family. Widowed. Emigrated in 1661 with 6 children. remarried + Steven Jansen Conick, separated amicably. remarried 1690 John Bibou.
The journey of the widow Geertje Cornelis and her six children to New Amsterdam in the summer of 1661 is a familiar starting point for everyone researching the Vanderhoof name. Andrew J.Provost includes a section on the Van Der Hoeven Family in "The Early Settlers of Bushwick" (1949) and this is developed further in Wilson Ledley's "New Netherland's familes (1959)".
The patronymics of the three sons of Geertje indicated that their father's name had been Cornelis. As the oldest of the three sons was named Gijsbert, presumably for his paternal grandfather, it was possible that the father of the family, who had died in the Netherlands before the voyage, was named Cornelis Gijsbertsen. Other Albany sources revealed that that Geertje and her sons, Cornelis and Jan, had adopted the surname Van Der Hoeven by 1683 when they were recorded as members of the Albany Reformed Church and used a number of phonetic variant spellings around this time.
Geertje uses her presumed maiden name of Van Fulpen (ffulpen) in her will of 1684 in which she mentions her house 'situate opposite the island occupied by Mr Marte Gertzen.
Research in the Netherlands was organized in the hope that some traces of the original Van Der Hoeven family could be found from the few facts that we had. A visit to the Beesd Dutch Reformed Church revealed that the registers for the mid 1600's no longer existed, probably removed during the time of Napoleon. Members of the local history society (The Historishe Kring of West-Betuwe) and the Gelderland Archives were very helpful and a local historian helped decode the difficult handwriting and archaic Dutch of the 17th century records.
The Central Bureau of Genealogy in The Hague has a register of church members of Beesd 1644-1687 and this register showed that Geurtgen Cornelis, widow of Cornelis Gijsbertsen, was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Beesd in 1656. In 1659 Jantgen Cornelis, daughter of Cornelis Gijsbertsen, is also recorded as a church member. This encouraging beginning at least gave some hope that the family had some connection with the town of Beesd so the next stop was the Regional Archive of West-Betuwe in Geldermalsen
This regional archive at Geldermalsen holds the registers of deeds of the court of aldermen(Schepen) of Beesd and Rhenoy 1634-1661 which mentioned a Cornelis Gijsbertsen as an alderman of Beesd in the years 1637, 1639-1640, 1642-1648 and 1650-1651. Land transactions, wills and other legal contacts had to be witnessed by aldermen, and Cornelis Gijsbersen's name appears in court records for these years, as do the names of members of the Van Vulpen family.
Also, there are several deeds showing that the alderman, Cornelis Gijsbertsen, bought and sold property in Beesd during the 1643-1651 period. His full name is mentioned in two deeds of 1651 as Cornelis Gijsbertsen van der Hoeven and that his wife was called Guertgen Cornelis van Vulpen.
In 1644 a man called Cornelis Gijsbersen van Hagenstyen bought a house and yard in Beesd on the north side of the Steenstraat. Later on, in 1651, Cornelis Gijsbertsen van der Hoeven sold a house and yard in Beesd at the Oosteind. The Oosteind is situated on the north side of the Steenstraat (the eastern end of the present Voorstraat), so the events of 1644 and 1651 could very well concern the same house. This possibility is supported by the fact that a man called Cornelis Willemsen (Schipper) was a neighbour in both years
If this were true, Cornelis Gijsbersen van Hagenstyen and Cornelis Gijsbertsen van der Hoeven could well be the same person and it is possible that Cornelis Gijsbertsen van der Hoeven was called "van Hagestyen" because he (or his ancestors) came from the nearby village of Hagestein.
The information fitted well with what we knew about the Van Der Hoeven family in America, including Geertje's maiden name under which she made her will.
The office of Alderman could only be held by someone over the age of 25 which infers a latest date of 1612 for Cornelius' birth. The office of Schepen may have had an hereditary aspect, so it may be that older generations of the Van Der Hoeven family may also have held this office. Clearly, Cornelis had died by 1656 so the possibility of his death during the voyage to America cannot be true.
Also interesting is the church membership record for Jantgen. She would have been at least 18 to be eligible, so may have been the eldest child of the family. She is unmarried in 1659, and a marriage before the family's departure in 1661 may have prevented her migration.
The Homburg is a tract of land to the northeast of the town on the road to Culembourg and the Frederiksakker is a section of land in Beesd owned by the Marienwaerdt estate, designated as tithe land.
2. Cornelis Cornelise Van Der Hoeve b. 1642 Beetst, Holland. Sailed to America 1661 d.1688
+ 1st wife; Elizabeth Thomas died before 2 Mar 1735. father Lambertson Thomas. 2nd wife Syntje SCHAMP father. Pieter Schamp (Pierre Deschamps)
4. Cornelius Van Der Hoeven b. ? p. Brooklyn Dutch church, New York, USA d. Nov 1761
C.1698 +Elizabeth Van Der Voort
5. Michael Vanderhoef, Babtized, 17 sept 1730
married Dec 18 1760
6. Cornelius Vanderhoef, was baptized at the Marlboro Dutch Church on 6 Sept 1761. served in Capt. Carhart's Company, 1st Regiment, Monmouth County Militia in the Revolution. m.
+Catherine HENDRICKSON 21 Dec 1786 and one
+Martha HULLS, m.+Mary Patterson 1791 b. 1771 d. 1849
7. Gilbert Henry Vanderhoof b. Jul 10, 1800 d. North Hampton township, New York d. Nov 5, 1883 Ravenna, Muskegon, Michigan USA. m. abb 1823
+Mary Dowen b. Dec. 14, 1804 Willowby, Lake, Ohio USA d. Jun 25, 1855 Ravenna, Muskegon, Michigan d. Jun 25th 1855 Ravenna, M Michigan USA, daughter of Nicholas Dowen Sr.
Notes for Nicholas Dowen Sr.
Born in Vermont or Montgomery, New York.
Children of Nicholas Dowen or Dawen Sr. were as follows:
i Francis Dowen, born 1800 in , , New York, USA; died 1868. He married abt. 1819 in , , New York, USA Cathrine Vanderhoof, born 1802 in Wells, Montgomery, New York, USA; died 1866.
v ii Nicholas Dowen, born 10 Sept 1802 in , , New York, USA; died 27 Dec 1875. He married on 2 Mar 1824 Harriet Johnson, born 20 Nov 1806 in , , New York, USA; died 2 Aug 1896. Notes: 1860 census Willoughby Twp, Lake, Ohio - farmer
iii Mary Dowen, born 14 Dec 1804 in Willowby, Lake, Ohio, USA; died 25 Jun 1855 in Ravenna, Ottawa, Michigan, USA. She married in 1823 Gilbert Henry Vanderhoof, born 10 Jul 1800 in Northampton, Montgomery, New York, USA; died 5 Nov 1883 in Ravenna, Muskegon, Michigan, USA, son of Cornelius Vanderhoef and Mary Patterson.
iv Henry Dowen, born 1820 in , , New York, USA; died 1902 in New Lothrop, Shiawassee, Michigan, USA. He married Mary Rich, born 1825 in , , New York, USA. Notes: 1860 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan 1870 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan 1880 census Hazelton, Shiawassee, Michigan.
v Neal Dowen. He married Eliza Vanderhoof.
Notes for Mary Dowen
1850 census Beaver Twp. Ceawford, Pennsylvania
buried in the Bennet family burial ground.
Children of Gilbert Henry Vanderhoof and Mary Dowen were as follows:
i Francis H. Vanderhoof, born 21 Jun 1824 in , , New York, USA; died 1 Apr 1897. He married
(1) Loretta Stanton, born 1839 in , , New York, USA;
(2) Harriet Bennett, born 19 Mar 1846; died 12 Jan 1897. Notes: may be the one listed in the 1894 Civil War Veterans Census of Muskegon county, Michigan. Francis Vanderhoof of Aetna, Mecosta, Michigan. Francis left to go west before William was born He never returned. 1860 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan 1870 census West Chehalen Pct., Yamhill, Oregon.
ii Harriet Vanderhoof, born 27 Oct 1825; died 1843.
iii Esther Vanderhoof, born 22 Nov 1827 in Springvale, York, New York, USA; died 8 Jan 1910. She married James McNeal.
iv Mary Vanderhoof, born 2 Jun 1829 in Springvale, York, New York, USA; died 1883. She married John Dowen, born Jan 1827 in , , New York, USA; died 8 Jul 1903, son of Nicholas Dowen and Harriet Johnson.
Notes: 1860 census Chardon,Geauga,Ohio 1870 census Chester,Ottawa,Michigan 1880 census Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan.
v Sarah Vanderhoof, born 1 Sept 1832 in , , New York, USA. She married John Bennett. Notes: 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1860 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan, USA.
vi John C1 Vanderhoof, born 18 Aug 1834 in , , New York, USA; died 8 Aug 1906. He married in 1859 in , Ottawa, Michigan, USA Sarah E Converse, born 1 May 1841 in , , Pennsylvania, USA; died Apr 1933.
Notes: 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1870 West Chehalam Pct, Yamhill, Oregon 1900 Sievers Crk Pct, Clackamas, Oregon.
vii Elizabeth A Vanderhoof, born 24 Feb 1836 in , , New York, USA; died 8 Jul 1902 in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA. She married on 4 Feb 1855 in Casnovia, Ottawa, Michigan, USA William Harrison, born 4 Feb 1820 in , Cattaraugus, New York, USA; died 5 Sept 1895 in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA.
Notes: 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1860 & 1870 census Chester,Ottawa, Michigan.
viii Catherine E1 Vanderhoof, born 14 Feb 1839 in , , New York, USA; died 20 Jan 1929 in Chester Twp., Ottawa, Michigan, USA. She married on 2 Jul 1854 in Harrisburg, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Napolean Bonaparte Harrison, born 14 Oct 1827 in Cattaraugus, Cattaraugus, New York, USA; died 20 Sept 1909 in Ravenna, Muskegon, Michigan, USA.
Notes: middle initial C or E had 4 children, three living in 1900 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1860 census Chester, Ottawa,Michigan 1870 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan 1880 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan 1900 & 1910 census Ravenna, Muskegon,Michigan. 4 children 3 living in 1900, 3 children 3 living in 1910 1920 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan. living with daughter and family.
ix Huldah A Vanderhoof, born 19 Jan 1840 in Beaver Twp. Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA; died 1 May 1922. She married in 1856 Daniel M. Tripp, born 1830 in Long Island, Queens, New York, USA; died 1921. Notes: 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1870 census Lyons, Ionia, Michigan 1900 census Evart Twp., Osceola, Michigan. eight children six living in 1900
x Jane Vanderhoof, born 24 Apr 1842 in Beaver Twp. Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA; died 28 Jan 1927 in , , Michigan, USA. She married Moses McGinnis, born 6 Mar 1834 in , , New York, USA; died 27 Sep 1889. Notes: 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1860 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan 1870 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan living with father-in -law 1900 census 6-wd Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.
2 children, 1 living in 1900
xi Henry Vanderhoof, born 24 Oct 1845 in Beaver Twp. Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA; died 1918. He married in 1861 S Adeline Converse, born Jul 1846 in , , New York, USA.
Notes: 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1870 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan 1900 census Chester Twp, Ottawa, Michigan. Farmer 1910 census Chester Twp., Ottawa, Michigan. Farmer
xii Jesse Lyman Vanderhoof, born 23 Aug 1847 in Beaver Twp. Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA; died 8 Oct 1925 in Snowville, Box Elder, Utah, USA. He married on 5 Apr 1871 in North Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, USA Lerona Minerva Hickman, born 12 Jan 1856 in Rush Valley, Tooele, Utah Territory; died 2 Dec 1939 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA, daughter of William Adams Hickman and Minerva Wade.
xiii Gilbert Vanderhoof, born 1848 in Beaver Twp. Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA; died 7 Jun 1865. Notes: 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1860 census Chester Twp., Ottawa, Michigan
xiv Giles Edgar Vanderhoof, born 1850 in Beaver Twp. Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA; died 1923. He married in 1890 Minnie L (---), born Aug 1848 in , , , Germany; buried in Chester Twp, Ottawa, Michigan, USA.
Notes: had no children 1850 census Beaver Twp., Ceawford, Pennsylvania 1870 census Chester, Ottawa, Michigan 1900 census Chester Twp, Ottawa, Michigan 1910 census Chester Twp., Ottawa, Michigan 1920 census Polkton, Ottawa, Michigan. Inmate in County infirmary Bennett cemetery
8. Jesse Lyman Vanderhoof b. Aug. 23, 1847 Pennsylvania d. Oct 8, 1925 Utah