|Christian Barentsen Van Horn|
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|Birth: ||1626, Netherlands|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1658|
We now known that the Hoorn from which our Christiaen Barentsen came was not from the Hoorn in East Friesland, but the Hoorn on the Zuider Zee. Thanks to cousin Del Van Horn, he dug out the real location of our family origin at it was not what was written in The American Genealogist V47 pages 173-175.
Cousin Del wrote in a recent email:
"As a convenience I am copying the key excerpt as it appeared in the TAG v. 47 article of Christian's marriage in Amsterdam so you don't have to dig thru your files:
"Compareerden als voren, Christaen baerentsz. van Hoorn
in [Oo]stland Huijs timmergesel out 22 Jaer geen ouders
hebbende woon op de Lindegracht geasst met zijn swaeger
Jan Janse & Jannetie Jans van Uijtrecht out 18 Jaer,
woon bijde cathuijsters, geasst net mer moeder Neeltje
Jans" [signed by marks M and X]
[Translation: "Appeared as before, Christiaen baerentsz from Hoorn in [Oo]stende House carpenter journeyman age 22 years having no parents residing on the Lindegracht assisted with his brother-in-law Jan Janse & Jannetje Jans, from Uitrecht age 18 years, residing at the cathuijsters, assisted with her mother Neeltje Jans" (Film Call No. 113.204.)]
"I first want to offer a special thank you to Marleen Vam Horn who gave me the contact info for Dr. Charles Gehring at the New Netherlands Institute – I believe he has solved the riddle of Christian's origins.
"I wrote to Dr. Gehring and sent along the same excerpt above with one question – Can you identify the Hoorn location ?
"Dr. Gehring was kind enough to let me pass on his response:
"The city is Hoorn in Holland. Oostland Huijs refers to a place in the city which deals with trade in the East."
"It seems Mr. Slok and Mr. Zabriskie's translation back in 1971 was not correct – Christian was not a House carpenter from ‘Hoorn in Oostland' – he was a carpenter from ‘Hoorn in Oostland House'.
"With that clarification it makes perfect sense for Hoorn on the Zuider Zee to be the correct location because as one of the 6 regional offices of the VOC its primary trade market was with the eastern countries in the Baltic – hence ‘Hoorn in Oostland House'.
"To be on the cautious side I also contacted the Ostfriesland Genealogical Society of America with the same question and received the following response:
"I don't think you are talking Ostfriesland. Hoorn is located north of Amsterdam."
"With those two additional sources of info (Dr. Gehring's saying Hoorn is in Holland and Jan saying Hoorn is not in Ostfriesland) I think there should no longer be any doubt that Hoorn, Holland is the correct home of Christian Barentsz.
"I think the only reason Mr. Slok and Mr. Zabriskie identified the location as ‘East Friesland' was due to misinterpreting ‘Oostland' into ‘East Friesland' which we now know is not correct."
Many thanks to Del Van horn for getting this all squared away for the rest of us family members.
This most important record agrees entirely with our knowledge of Christiaen Baerentsen Van Horn in America: he was a house carpenter and his wife was named Jannetje Jans. The word "cathuijsters" is an allusion to a former Carthusian monastery that once stood in the northwestern part of Amstersdam where the Lindegracht is.
Mr. Slok then searched the baptismal registers of the same church for baptisms of their children, but found none.
Knowing that descendants of this couple were Lutherans, he searched the corresponding registers of the Lutheran church (Film 113.416), and again struck gold:
9 Mey 1649, Jannetie, Va. [father] Christiaen Barents; Test. Stijnte Jans.
14 Mey 1651, Barent, Va. Christiaen Barent; Test. Mactelt Engels
This gives us a new child, the only daughter, hitherto unsuspected because she doubtless died soon, but the baptism of Barent is precisely what we should expect since such a child was the eldest son of this couple in America and the date of baptism fits the age very nicely.
Variant name spelling: Christiaen Barentsen Van Hoorn
I will be posting more on our immigrant soon to this bio.
Jannetje Jans Van Buskirk (1629 - 1692)
Barent Christiansen Van Horn (1651 - 1726)*
Cornelius Christiansen Van Horn (1653 - 1729)*
Johannes Christiansen Van Horn (1657 - 1697)*
Specifically: Died in Colonial Delaware
Created by: Larry Van Horn
Record added: Oct 02, 2011
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