Metje Van Giesen

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Abraham Spier
1760–1843
Metje Van Giesen
1756–1831
Marriage: 19 August 1780
Lea Maria Spier
1780–1874
Cornelis Spier
1784–
Jane Spier
1787–
Rachel Spier
1794–
Johannes Spier
1799–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 August 1780
Acquackanonk Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Van Giesen

    Male1725–Male

    Jenneke Doremus

    Female1725–Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1748–1817Female

    Reynier Van Gieson

    Male1750–Male

    Fytje Van Gieson

    Female1752–Female

    Female1756–1831Female

    Jannetje Van Giesen

    Female1758–Female

+1 More Child

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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Sources (1)

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

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