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The Progenitors of the family who adopted the Ostrander Surname in America Pieter² Pietersen (PP²) of Amsterdam who married Rebecca³ Traphagen (Willem², Johannes¹) on or about 19 January 1679 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY was the son of Pieter¹ Carstensen of Husum (or Nordstrand) and his second wife Geesje Jans of Norden. Pieter² Pietersen was …
Religious faith was fervent and meaningful in the lives of Dutch colonists. The original Reformed Church at Esopus, constructed in 1660/61, was burned by Indians but was soon rebuilt. When Pieter(2) Pietersen arrived in Wildwyck (later Kingston) at the end of 1663 he was six years old and his family consisted of his mother Geesje …
-Delete-PATRONYMICS AND SURNAMES Our ancestor Pieter(2) Pietersen was first reported in the marriage records of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston in 1679 as Pieter Pietersse and his patronymic Pietersen denotes that he was “the son of Pieter.” It was originally presumed that his father was the cadet listed as Pieter Petersen on the passenger …