Early New Netherlands Settlers


Sweer <Theunis> Van Westbroek

18 July 2013

Generation 1 1. Sweer (Ahasuerus) <Theunis> Van Westbroek (Van Velsen) (Rn=14668), who was born at Velsen, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherland and died 08 February 1690 at Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. He married 12 June 1664 Marritje <Myndert> ? Wemple/Van Westbroek (Van Velsen) (Rn=14650) and died 08 February 1690 at Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. Occupation 1 - - - - Miller with a mill on Mill Lane in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. First Residence - - - - Velsen, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherland. Second Residence - - - - Beverwyck, New Netherland. Third Residence - - - - Esopus, New Netherland. Fourth Residence - - - - Schenectady, New Netherland in 1664. Fifth Residence - - - - Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. Note [Sweer Van Westbroeck was killed by Indians in the Schenectady massacre]. Source [Settlers of Rensselaerwyck by A J F Van Laer 1908 page 31] Source [Schenectady Genesis by Susan J Staffa 2004 page 32, 87] Child of Sweer (Ahasuerus) <Theunis> Van Westbroek (Van Velsen) and Marritje <Myndert> ? was as follows: 2. i. child <Sweer> Van Velsen (died 8 February 1690, killed by Indians in the Schenectady massacre).