Metje Van Giesen

10 June 1756–3 July 1831 (Age 75)
Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Metje

When Metje Van Giesen was born on 10 June 1756, in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Cornelius Van Giesen, was 31 and her mother, Jenneke Doremus, was 31. She married Abraham Spier on 19 August 1780, in Acquackanonk Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 3 July 1831, at the age of 75.

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Abraham Spier
Metje Van Giesen
Marriage: 19 August 1780
Lea Maria Spier
Cornelis Spier
Jane Spier
Rachel Spier
Johannes Spier

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Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Metje Van Giesen in entry for Cornelis Spier, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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