Sarah Jorise <I>Rapalje</I> Bogaert

Sarah Jorise Rapalje Bogaert

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death Apr 1685 (aged 59)
New York, USA
Burial Flatbush, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 33446137 · View Source
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Sarah Jorise Rapalie was born Jul 9, 1625 at Fort Orange (now Albany), New York, and died in Bushwick, NY Apr 1685 at the age of 60.

Her first husband was Hans Hansen Bergen, whom she married in 1639. He was a Norwegian.. He died in 1654.

Her second husband was Teunis Gysbertse Bogaert, whom she married in early 1654. He was born in 1632 and died in 1699 around the age of 67. He was the son of Gysbert Theuniszen Bogaert and Aertje Bastiaens. His second wife was Geertje Janse Langendyck.

It was believed that Sarah Jorise Rapalje was "the first white female child of European parentage born in the colony of New Netherlands, which then covered the present states of New York, New Jersey, and a portion of Connecticut." In 1940, a marker was installed in a park at the foot of State Street, at Broadway, in front of the old D & H Builing in Albany, New York. The marker read: "Fort Orange Site of West India Company Colony 1624. Here was born Sarah Rapelje, first white child in N. Y. state, 1625. Fort stood S. E. by the river." The marker was still standing in 1953, but removed before 1996.

Prime, writing in 1845, stated that Sarah Jorise Rapalje was the first child of European parentage born in Brooklyn, at a place then named Waalebought (and in 1845, Wallabout) near the site occupied by the U.S. Navy yard. He cites a romantic tradition given by a General Jeremiah Johnson, a descendant:

"When (Joris Jansen) Rapalje first settled at the Wallabout, (Peter) Minuet was the commander at Fort Amsterdam. (He had purchased Manhattan from the Indians for $24.) Having one day crossed over to the island with three associates, on a gunning excursion, and becoming extremely hungry, they entered Rapalje's house to seek refreshment. Finding no one within, they helped themselves to an Indian dumpling, the only eatable they could find. Just as they were concluding their frugal repast, the housewife, with her child in her arms, returned from the field, where she had been assisting her husband. Finding her only provision consumed by a company of lawless intruders, she gave them a severe reprimand, calling them thieves and robbers-- but particularly complaining that she had come home on purpose to feed her hungry child, and they had consumed the only article of food, that she had to give it. When she had finished her complaint, the good-natured Captain made himself known, and promised, when the ships came from Europe, to give her a milch-cow, in compensation for the dumpling. Unlike most rulers, he was better than his word; for, with the cow, he gave her an additional tract of land, for the support of her child."

Prime also cites an account by a Judge Benson that in the journal of the Dutch Council, on Apr 4, 1656, it was recorded that: "the widow of Hans Hansen, the first-born Christian daughter in New Netherlands. . . petitions for a grant of a piece of meadow, in addition to the 20 morgen granted to her at the Waale-Boght." This morgen of land may have been the gift from Peter Minuet.

There is also a tradition, cited by Prime, that "the Indians, induced by the circumstance of her being the first white child born here, gave to her father and brethern the lands adjacent to the bay."

Hamm, writing in 1901, stated that Sarah was "a woman of great talent and physical vigor, and during her long life was the acknowledged social head of Brooklyn."

In 1677, she was listed among the 23 members of the settlement of Domine Casparas Van Zuuren on Kings County, Breuckelyn, Midwout, New Amersfoort, New Utrecht. (Two others on the list were Bourgon Brouard and Teunis Gysbertie Bogart, both subjects of other chapters.)

The children of Sarah Jorise Rapalje and Hans Hansen Bergen were:

i Anneke Hansen, bap. Jul 22, 1640, m., 1st, Jan Lequier on Jan 17, 1661; 2nd, Dirck Jansen Hoagland Oct 8, 1662, d. ca. 1680
ii Brecktje Hansen, bap. Jul 27, 1642, m. Aert Anthonisse Middagh in 1659
iii Jan Hansen, bap. Apr 17, 1644, m. Jannetje Teunise DeNyse (sister of Femmetje)
iv Michael Hansen, bap. Nov 4, 1646, m. Femmetje Teunise DeNyse (sister of Jannetje)
v Joris Hansen, bap. Jul 18, 1649, m. Sarah Strycker (sister of Pieter) on Aug 11, 1678
vi Marritje Hansen, bap. Oct 8, 1651, m. Jacob Rutszen in 1675
vii Jacob Hansen, bap. Sep 21, 1653, m. Elsje Lubertszn on Jul 8, 1677
viii Catalyna, bap. Nov 30, 1653, twin of Jacob, d. in infancy

The children of Teunis Gysbertsen Bogaert and Sarah Jorise Rapalje are listed on Teunis Gysbertsen Bogaert's memorial page.
Daughter of Joris Janszen Rapalje and Catalyna Trico.
John Albert Bogart, The Bogart Family: Tunis Gysbert Bogaert and His Decendants (Scranton, Penn.: Printed by the Haddon Craftsman, 1959), p.34.

Born on 9 June 1625 at Fort Orange, New Netherland, (now Albany, New York). She is said to be the first white daughter born of Dutch parents in the New Netherland Colony.
Editor, "The Marriage and Birth Register of the Family of Henderick (sic) Van Neste", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 139, pp.63-67 (2008): 139:65. See footnote 10 regarding alternate claims that Sara was born on 9 June 1625.
George Olin Zabriskie, "The Founding Families of New Neterland", De Halve Maen Vol. 46, no. 4, Vol. 47 nos. 1 & 2 (1972): part III, page 13. Birth dates taken from Geslagt [Geslacht] Register (Genealogical Register), which gives the names and dates of birth van de kinderen of Joris Janse Rappelje (Catalina Trico is not mentioned), a copy of an earlier record, having been written at one sitting by one person. It seems as if the copy was made in the early 18th century.

Married 1st at New Amsterdam in 1639 Hans Hansen.
John Albert Bogart, The Bogart Family: Tunis Gysbert Bogaert and His Decendants (Scranton, Penn.: Printed by the Haddon Craftsman, 1959), p.34.

Witnessed the baptism of Neeltje Jans , daughter of Jan Pieterszen and Elsje, on 9 September 1640 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, (sponsors Barne Bal, Tryntje Koos, Sara Rappalje).
"Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 5:29. Neeltjen; parents: Jan Pieterszen, van Huysen; witnesses: Barne Bal, Tryntje Koos, Sara Rappalje.

Witnessed the baptism of Catalyntje Jorise Rapalje , daughter of Joris Janszen Rapalje and Catalyna Trico, on 29 March 1641 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, (sponsors Michiel Pauluszen, Sara Rappalje).
Ibid., 5:30. Catharyn; parents: Joris Rappalje; withnesses: Michiel Pauluszen, Sara Rappalje.

Witnessed the baptism of Jan Remsen , son of Rem Jansen and Jannetje Jorise Rapalje, on 12 January 1648 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, (sponsors Michiel Pauluszen, Hendrick Willemszen, Backer, Sara Rapalje).
Ibid., 5:90.

Children by Hans Hansen b. before 1619, d. before 30 May 1654:
Anneken Hanse b. 22 Jul 1640, d. ca. 1669
Brecktje Hanse b. 27 Jul 1642
Jan Hansen b. 17 Apr 1644, d. before 9 Apr 1730
Michiel Hansen b. 4 Nov 1646, d. ca. 1732
Joris Hansen b. 18 Jul 1649, d. b 30 Sep 1731
Marritje Hanse b. 8 Oct 1651
Jacob Hansen b. 21 Sep 1653
"Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 5:28.
Ibid., 5:31.
Ibid., 5:84.
John Albert Bogart, The Bogart Family: Tunis Gysbert Bogaert and His Decendants (Scranton, Penn.: Printed by the Haddon Craftsman, 1959), p.35.

Married 2nd in 1654 Teunis Gysberts Bogaert, son of Gijsbert Theuniszen Bogaert and Aertjien Bastiens.
John Albert Bogart, The Bogart Family: Tunis Gysbert Bogaert and His Decendants (Scranton, Penn.: Printed by the Haddon Craftsman, 1959), p.34.
eunis G. Bergen, The Bergen Family or the Descendants of Hans Hansen Bergen one of the Early Settlers of New York and Brooklyn, L.I. (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, 1876), page 53.

Witnessed the baptism of Hendrick Michielszen , son of Michiel Pauluszen van der Voort and Marritje Jorise Rapalje, on 22 August 1655 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, (sponsor Sara Joris).
"Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 5:155. Parents Michiel Pauluszen, Marritie Joris.

Witnessed the baptism of Jeronimus Pieterszen Van Nest , son of Pieter Pieterszen van Nest and Judith Jorise Rapalje, on 7 July 1658 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, (sponsors Theunis Gysbertszen, Sarah Joris).
Ibid., 6:40. Jeronymus; parents: Pieter Pieterszen, Judith Joris.

Witnessed the baptism of Theunis Aertszen Middagh , son of Aert Anthonize Middagh and Brecktje Hanse, on 25 March 1661 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, (sponsors Theinis Gysbertszen Bogaert, Joris Rapalje, Sara Joris).
Ibid., 6:92. Theunis; parents: Aart Theuniszen, middag, Brechtje Hans.

Sarah Jorise Rapalje was a member of the at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 10 April 1661 with attestation from Manhatten.
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), pages 19.

Witnessed the baptism of Gysbert Jans Bogaert , son of Jan Louwe Bogert and Cornelia Everts, on 30 September 1663 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Teunis Gysberts Bogaert, Sara de Rappalie).
Ibid., page 113. Gijsbert; parents: Jan Laurensze Bogaert, Cornelia Everts.

Witnessed the baptism of Jan Rapalje , son of Jeronimus Joriszen Rapalje and Annetje Teunis Nyssen, on 17 December 1673 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (witnesses Daniel Rappalje, Sara Rappalje).
Thomas Grier Evans, editor, Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York, Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 2 (New York: Printed for the Society, 1901), page 112. Jan; parents: Jeronymus Rappalje, Annetie Theunis; witnesses: Daniel, Sara Rappalje.
George E. McCracken, "Catalyntje Trico Rapalje", The American Genealogist vol.35 (1959): 35:197.

Sarah Jorise Rapalje and Teunis Gysberts Bogaert were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, in 1677 from the Wallabout.
David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 353. Old Members found here in the 4 Villages in the year 1677. From the Wallabout.

Witnessed the baptism of Hans Jacobsz Bergen , son of Jacob Hansen and Elsje Lubbertsen, on 12 May 1678 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (godfather Theunis Gijsbertsz, godmother Sara Rapalie).
Ibid., page 385. Hans; parents: Jacob Hansz, Elsje frederiks vander Kreest; op Midwoud.
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 157. Hans; father: Jacob Hanz.

Witnessed the baptism of Michiel Hadsensen , son of Hadsen Teunis and Femmetje, on 2 June 1678 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Teunis Gysbert Bogaert and Sara Jorissen).
Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.457.

Witnessed the baptism of Sarah Michielse Bergen , daughter of Michiel Hansen and Femmetje Teunis Nyssen, on 2 June 1678 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses: Teunis Ghijsbert Bogaert, Sara Jorissen).
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 117. Saertje; parents: Michiel Hansen, Femmitje Teunis.
David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 385. Sara; parents: Michiel Hansz, femmetje Theunis; op Breukelen.

Witnessed the baptism of Marritie Pieterse Van Nest , daughter of Pieter Pieterszen van Nest and Judith Jorise Rapalje, on 4 June 1678 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Theunis Gysbertszen, Sara Joris).
"Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 8:171. Marritie; parents: Pieter Van Nest, Judith Rappalje; witnesses: Theunis Gysbertszen, Sara Joris.

Witnessed the baptism of Sarah Rutsen , daughter of Jacob Rutsen and Marritje Hanse, on 17 November 1678 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, (sponsors Jan Janse Bleecker, Cornelis Hogheboom, Sara Hansen, Elsje Jans).
Roswell Randall Hoes, editor, Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1891, 1980, 1997), p.11, no.161. Sara; parents: Jacob Rutse, Marytie Hansen.

Sarah Jorise Rapalje and Teunis Gysberts Bogaert were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 19 November 1679 "in the Wallabout."
David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 333 Register of the Members from the Four Villages. 19 Nov 1679. In the Wallabout. Teunis Gijsbertsz Boogaard and wife Sara Joris Rapailie.

Witnessed the baptism of Teunis Michielszen Bergen , son of Michiel Hansen and Femmetje Teunis Nyssen, on 16 May 1680 at New Utrecht, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses Teunis Gijsbertsz Boogaard, Sara Joris Rapailie).
Ibid., page 397. Abraham; parents: Michiel Hansz Bergen, femmetje Teunis; op N. Utrecht.
George E. McCracken, "Catalyntje Trico Rapalje", The American Genealogist vol.35 (1959): 35:198.

Witnessed the baptism of Femmetje Van Middleswart , daughter of Jan Theuniszen and Catalyna Teunise Bogaert, on 8 August 1680 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Theunis Gysbertsen, Sara Jorissen).
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 119. Femmitje; parents: Jan Theunissen, Cathalintje Teunis.
David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 399. Femmetje; parents: Jan Teunisz, Catalina Teunis Boogaard; op Breukelen; witnesses: Teunis Gijsbertsz Boogaard, Sara Joris Rapailie (Note pertaining to Sara Joris Rapailie: Written in margin in English at a later date: "first white in colony.").

Witnessed the baptism of Claes Corneliszen , son of Cornelis Claeszen and Aeltje Teunise Bogaert, on 10 March 1684 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (witnesses: Claes Janszen, Sara Rappalie).
Thomas Grier Evans, editor, Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York, Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 2 (New York: Printed for the Society, 1901), page 161. Claes; parents: Cornelia Claeszen, Aeltie Theunis; witnesses: Claes Janszen, Sara Rappalie.

Children by Teunis Gysberts Bogaert b. 1625, d. 1699:
Aertje Teunise Bogaert b. 19 Dec 1655
Catalyna Teunise Bogaert b. 16 Dec 1657
Neeltje Teunise Bogaert b. 20 Feb 1660, d. before Aug 1665
Aeltje Teunise Bogaert b. 13 Nov 1661
Annetje Teunise Bogaert b. 23 Aug 1665
Neeltje Teunise Bogaert b. 23 Aug 1665
Gysbert Tunis Bogaert b. 5 Dec 1668
John Albert Bogart, The Bogart Family: Tunis Gysbert Bogaert and His Decendants (Scranton, Penn.: Printed by the Haddon Craftsman, 1959), p.35.

Sarah Jorise Rapalje died in 1685 at Bushwick, Long Island, New York.
Ibid., p.42.

Bio includes data from The Brouwer Genealogy Database.
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