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Adrian "Adriaen" Hegeman
Birth: 1625
Heerde Municipality
Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: 1672
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Adrian Hegeman was born in Vorchten, Holland in 1625. He married Catharina Margetts in Sloten, Amsterdam on March 7, 1649. He emigrated to New Amsterdam (New York City) in 1650 from Elsburg, Holland, where he was working as a silk weaver on Egelantier Street. He helped settle Flatbush (Midwout) Kings County, Long Island, NY. Adrian Hegeman, during his lifetime, aquired more than 350 acres of land and became the largest property owner in the Village of Flatbush. Adrian Hegeman also helped to establish the Old Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church and School. Adrian Hegeman served as the first "shout" or Mayor of the five villages which would eventually become Brooklyn. A bronze plaque honoring him as a teacher is attached to Erasmus Hall High School in the general area of where the old school once stood. Erasmus Hall High School is located across the street from the church and cemetery on Flatbush Ave. A public elementary school is named in his honor as well. The bronze plaque reads:
On this site
Was opened
The first public school in Midwout
Now Flatbush
By the authority of the Director
General and Council of New Netherlands
January 29, 1658
Adrian Hegeman, teacher
Adrian "Adriaen" Hegeman was the son of Rev. Hendrick "Henrick" Hegaman (1595-1637) and Martigen Van Marle. Rev. Hendrick "Henrick" Hegeman was born in Harderwijk, Holland. He was educated at the University of Franeker in Holland in 1617 and served as the minister of the Vorchten Dutch Reformed Church from 1624 until his death in 1637. Shortly after Hendrick's death, his widow remarried the new minister of the church and young Adrian was sent to Elburg to live with relatives on Egalantier Street. In addition to his early schooling, Adrian was trained as a silk weaver. The trade was passed down through successive generations of Hegemans/Hagamans.
Adrian Hegeman was the grandson of Jacob Hegeman (1575-1625) from Harderwijk, Holland (1575-1625) and Antigen Feith. Adrian was the great grandson of Lambert Hegeman (1545-1611) from Harderwijk, Holland and Erewetije Hoecolm. Lambert Hegeman was the brother of Colonel Wolter Hegeman, the hero of the Seige of Bronkhorst in 1582; where he died after being shot by a deserter and the Seige of Deventer in 1578, in which he is depicted in a painting by a contemporary artist. Adrian Hegeman was the great-great grandson of Hon. Jacob Hegeman (1520-1570) from Harderwijk, Holland who was an Alderman as well as the Burgemeester (Mayor) of Harderwijk, Holland. Elsgen Cornelisse was his great-great grandmother. Much of the genealogical and historical information is from: The Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson. see also:
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  Catharina "Catherine" Margetts Hegeman (1625 - 1690)*
  Hendricus Hegeman (1649 - 1732)*
  Joseph Hegeman (1650 - 1725)*
  Abraham Hegeman (1660 - 1715)*
  Elizabeth Hegeman Ten Eyck (1663 - 1712)*
*Calculated relationship
Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
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Record added: Sep 13, 2009
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Remembering my 12th great grandfather.
- Sherry Paulsen
 Added: Jun. 9, 2017

- Remembered
 Added: Sep. 13, 2016
God Bless my 9th great-grandfather and my 4rth great-grandmother, Hannah Hegeman LaTourette!
- Kathleen Kelly
 Added: Apr. 22, 2015
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