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Laurens Andriessen Van Buskirk
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Birth: unknown, Denmark
Death: 1694
Hackensack
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

married in 1658 at the Old Dutch Church in S.I. NY

Laurens Andriessen came from Holstein, Denmark in 1655. His name first appears in records of New Amsterdam, June 19, 1656 in a deed for a lot of land on Broad Street. He was then unmarried and a turner by trade, afterwards, however, becoming a draper. He took the oath of allegiance November 20, 1665 and married September 12, 1658 Jannetje Jans (widow of Christian Barentsen Van Horn)
In July 1658 Laurens was sent by the Orphans Master at New Amsterdam to South River (Delaware) to assist the widow of Christian Barentsen Van Horn, a carpenter, who died as the result of a malady that took many lives in that area. Four and a half months later Laurens and Jannetje married on December 12, 1658 according to the marriage registry of the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam. Some say the same date but list Old Dutch Church, Staten Island, NY.

Arrived in New Netherland before 1654, via Holland. Bought a lot on Broad St. 29 Jun 1656. Was a dry goods merchant. Moved to Hackensack by 1688. 1662, bought land on the shore of the Hudson. Became a judge and Justice of the Peace. Helped set up a Lutheran Church when the English
established religious freedom. He was called van Buskirk because he lived next to a church by the woods. He was sometimes called Laurens de Dreyer (turner) because he was also apparently a turner by trade.

(Source: Immigration Library, Scandinavian Immigrants of New York.)
Title: Shoemaker, Irene English; Van Buskirk, A Legacy from New Amsterdam.
Text: Date of Import: Apr 1, 1999

Laurens Andriessen Van Buskirk was born in 1630 at Holstein, Denmark; now Germany. He married Jannetje Jans on 12-Dec-1659 at Dutch Reformed Church, New Amsterdam, New York County, New York. Laurens Andriessen Van Buskirk died on 13-Jul-1694 at Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was buried after 13-Jul-1694 at Constable Hook, Bergen County, New Jersey.
He was also known as Laurens Andriessen Van Boskerck. He was also known as Lourens Andriessen Van Boskerke.

Additional child for Laurens Andriessen and Jannetje Van Buskirk:

Thomas Van Buskirk, Major b. 1668 Bergen Co., NJ. d. 20 Oct 1748 Reading, Hunterdon Co., NJ

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jannetje Jans Van Buskirk (1629 - 1692)
 
 Children:
  Peter Van Buskirk (____ - 1738)*
  Andries Laurens Van Buskirk (1659 - 1733)*
  Laurens Van Buskirk (1663 - 1724)*
  Thomas Van Buskirk (1668 - 1748)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Van Buskirk (Boskerk) -Bayonne defunct
Bayonne
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Donna
Record added: Dec 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45112335
Laurens Andriessen Van Buskirk
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Laurens Andriessen Van Buskirk
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There is lots I still need to learn about my family, but I have learned much from my mother. I just think it is so interesting how at least one branch of my family came to America over three hundred years ago.
- Stefanie J
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013
With love for my 8th great grandfather on the maternal branch of my family tree.
- Michelle Peeples
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013

- Donna
 Added: Aug. 27, 2013
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