DEPONENTS ALSO JOINTLY DECLARE THAT JOHN SCHOT WENT INTO THE
bro. of Guert Coerten, 54 years 1664
Harmen was from Voorhuysen, and bca 1610 as he was 54 years in 1664, when he made a declaration regarding Capt. John Scotts's raid on New Utrecht (Doc History of NY Vol II, 480). Took oath of allegiance to English in 1665.
CHRONOLOGICAL LIFE STORY OF HARMEN AND AERTJE (GERRITS) COERTEN:
1610: HARMEN COERTEN born. From Voorthuizen, in the Province of Guelderland, the Netherlands.
?: AERTJE GERRITS born to Gerrit in Holland.
Bef.1642?: Married; Voorhuysen, Netherlands.
Abt.1642: GYSBERTJE COERTEN HARMONS born; Amsterdam.
Abt.1650: REYCKJE COERTEN HARMONS born; Amsterdam.
Abt.1651: NEELTJE COERTEN HARMONS born; Amsterdam.
1652: GEERTJE HARMONS born; Amsterdam.
?: JAN COERTEN HARMONS born.
1659: 12Feb. Harmen, and his family set sail for New Netherlands in the ship, "De Trouw" (The Faith) commanded by Capt. Jan Jansen Bestevaer. They were recorded as: Harmen Coerten from Voorhuysen, wife, and 5 children, 5,6,8,9, and 17 years old,
(Re: New World Immigrants Book - -Pg.173/174)
At the time of their travel, the children are assumed to be as follows; Gysbertje would have have been the 17 year old, Reyckje was presumably the 9 year old, Neeltje (presumably the 8 year old, Geertje (presumabley the 6 year old).
(Re: David Smock summarized the ages of the children. There is a possibility that Jan may have been the 17 year old, see: Additional details on children).
?: They settled at New Utrecht.
1664: Harmen, in a declaration regarding Capt. John Scott's raid on the town, gave his age as 54.
?: Family later moved to Bergen (now Newark) N.J.
1665: Harman took the Oath of Allegiance to the English at Bergen Co. N.J.
1684: 2 Dec. Aertje (Gerrits) Coerten passed away;Dutch Church at Bergen Co. N.J. (She was the ninth member of the Dutch Church and was the 78th person to be buried there and the 26th to be covered with the church pall at her funeral.
(RE: David Smock rec'd death date from: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol LVI, pg.266, copies by Samuel Scott Brewer for David Smock)
(RE: David Smock rec'd funeral information From Mabel Spell)
(Re: Lisa Hill - date and place)
Harmen Coerten came to the Us in 1659 with his wife Aertje Gerrits and Five children:
Jan Harmensen Coerte M Neetje Buys
Guertje Harmens (coerten) M Hendrick Mathysen Smock
Neetje Harmens (Coerten) M Johannes Magielse Messecar
Gysbertje Harmens (Coerten) m Arent Leonardszen Degraw
Reyckje Harmens (Coerten) M Jurianen Thomassen Van Ripen
Harmen had a brother Guert Coerten who came in 1641, he had no children and cut his wife out of his will for being unfaithfull. The early dutch records are full of stories on her.
Peter Hesselse was Harmen's sisters son.
The Messecar line changed the name to Messer, others keep the name and moved to Canada about the time of the revoliution.
One of my Grandmother was Marytie Arianse m 1711 Jan Coerten have not been
able to find parents
THE BROTHER OF GUERT COERTEN, WAS THE FIRST ANCESTOR OF DIRECT LINE OF DESCENT THAT CAME TO AMERICA. HARMEN, HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN, AGES 5, 6, 8, 9 AND 17 CAME FROM VOORTHYSEN. GUELDERLANDT (HOLLAND) ON THE SHIP "DETROUW" (THE FAITH) ARRIVING IN NEW AMSTERDAM (NEW YORK) ON FEBRUARY 12, 1659. THE SHIP RECORDS DID NOT GIVE THE CHILDRENS BIRTH DATES. JOHN TOTTEN A GENEALOGIST, LIST THE CHILDREN ACCORDING TO DATE