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Minnie Adelade Willse, 1883–1952
Our Grandmother Minnie was born in New Amsterdam, New York. On her father Constant D Willse’s line, she is Netherlands Dutch and Mayflower English.
She’s a descendant of two of the First Original Migrations to The Americas.
The Mayflower Separatist (Saints) whom landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts in 1620, and The Netherlands Dutch with the Dutch West India Trading Company whom migrated to settle New Amsterdam in 1623.
The Netherlands Dutch Migration to Settle New Amsterdam in 1623.
Philippe Maten Wiltsee and his family were of the detail of eighteen families sent by The Dutch West India Trading Company to Fort Orange in 1623. He assisted in building Fort Orange and Fort William. The family remained at Fort Orange until they removed to Manhattan in 1626.
Our New Amsterdam, New Netherlands direct line.
Constant C Willse (1824-1910) 2nd GG father
Our New Netherlands linage traced back, thus far.
- Abeel, Jan – born 1593 • Netherland
- Baudertius, William (Rev.) – born 1573 • Netherlands
- Beekman, Cornelius – born 1528 • Germany
- Croon / Kroons, Jan – born 1597 • Netherlands
- DeBough, Frederick – born ‘1600’ • Netherlands
- Huygens, Christiana – born 1528 • Germany
- Martens, Barbara – born 1570 • Netherlands
- Meyrinck / Meyers, Jan – born 1600 • Netherlands
- Pinkeney, Thomas – born ‘1675’ • New Amsterdam?
- Slagboom, Antonia – born 1593 • Netherlands
- Straitsman, Teuntje – born ‘1600′ • Netherlands
- Stunning, Agnes – born 1557 • Germany
- Ter Bosch, Sophia – born 1598 • Netherlands
- Van De Boog, Isaac – born 1677 • Netherlands
- Van Vleck / Van Kleek, Hester – born 1681 • Netherlands
- Van Voorhies, Sarah – born 1763 • New York
- Ward, Sarah – born 1715 • New York
- Wilsey / Wiltsee, Philippe – born 1570 • Netherlands
Some of our ancestors from this line.
- Rev. Gerard Beekman… 1558–1625 Ancestral Men of Faith – Translated The Original Bible Manuscripts into English, The King James Version
- Wilhelmus Beekman… 1623-1707
- Gerardus Wiltsee… 1735–1800 Revolutionary War Patriot
I will post about Our Mayflower Line next
Reach out and touch your Elders,
talk to them and take many notes, even if what they say doesn’t make sense to you. Where did they, their parent, grandparents live, work, etc. Ask about customs, foods, trades, don’t forget to include the hearsay (it might come in handy). Write everything they say down, it may come into play later.
Have Fun -OmaEagle
I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past, and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle