Person:Gerritje Gerrits (1)

Gerritje Gerrits
d.Aft 21 Jul 1700
  1. Gerritje GerritsAbt 1650 - Aft 1700
m. 27 Feb 1674
  1. Hendrickje Van Bunschoten1676 - Aft 1693
  2. Marritje Van BunschotenAbt 1677 - Abt 1768
  3. Major Elias Van Bunschoten1679 - 1757
  4. Gerrit Van Bunschoten1682 - Bef 1721
  5. Rebekka Van Bunschoten1684 - Bef 1692
  6. Rachel Van Bunschoten1686 - Bef 1695
  7. Jacob Van Bunschoten1688 -
  8. Solomon Van BunschotenAbt 1689 - 1754
  9. Rebekka Van Bunschoten1692 - Aft 1724
  10. Rachel Van Bunschoten1695 - 1760
Facts and Events
Name Gerritje Gerrits
Gender Female
Birth[2] Abt 1650 New Amsterdam, New York, New York, United Statesconjecture
Marriage 27 Feb 1674 Bergen, New Jersey, United States(Communipaw)
to Theunis Eliasen Van Bunschoten
Death[1] Aft 21 Jul 1700 last mention in records
  1. Van Benschoten, William Henry. Concerning the Van Bunschoten or Van Benschoten family in America: A Genealogy and Brief History. (Poughkeepsie, NY: A. V. Haight Co. Printers, 1907)
    p. 12, 19.

    The birth and parentage of Gerrit je Gerrits have been sought in the church records far and wide but to no avail; nothing has been learned. As a sponsor at the baptism of her first-born at Bergen stood a Gerrit Tysen with his wife Hermtje Hermans. He was from Amsterdam; and it is barely possible that he was Gerritje's father by an earlier wife in Holland since when in 1664 he is married in New York to Hermtje Hermans he is not designated as a "young man," after the Dutch custom when such, and so he may have been a widower. None of the after sponsors at Kingston proved to be relatives. There seemed to fall a glimmer of light on Gerritje from domestic sources, for in an old note-book from the New Hackensack branch of our family I find her name mentioned as "Gerritje Gerritse Van den Bergh or Van Vredenburgh;" records, though, fail to bear out either claim.
    Gerritje is last seen in the church records on July 21, 1700, when she and Teunis stand as sponsors for their little grandson Johannes Van Steenbergen.

  2. Hood, Dellmann O. (Dellmann Osborne). The Tunis Hood family : its lineage and traditions. (Medford, Oregon: D.O. Hood, c1960 (Portland, Ore. : Metropolitan Press))
    p. 38.

    It is found in the marriage register of the first Dutch Re­formed Church of Bergen, New Jersey, center of the original Dutch settlement of the Communipaw, across the bay from New
    York City, that Theunis Eliasz Van Bunschoten and Geritje Gerrit, were married there February 27, 1674. She gave her resi­dence as New York, but her birthplace is not stated. Among the witnesses were Gerrit Thyssen and Hermantje Heermans, reason­ably well identified respectively as her father and stepmother.