Jacob Leendert Vandergrift

23 October 1622–1697
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Jacob Leendert

When Jacob Leendert Vandergrift was christened on 23 October 1622, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Leendert Evertsen Vandergrift, was 35 and his mother, Maritjen Pauwelsdr, was 37. He married Rebecka Fredricks Lubbertsz on 19 July 1648, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 10000 BC and Long Island, New York, United States for about 21 years. He died in 1697, in Newtown, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 75, and was buried in Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery Fort Amsterdam, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Leendert Vandergrift
Rebecka Fredricks Lubbertsz
Marriage: 19 July 1648
Marritje Jacobs Vandegrift
Christina Jacobs Vandergrift
Annetje Jacobs Vandergrift
Leendert Jacobs Vandergrift
Rebecca Jacobs Vandegrift
Nicholas Jacobs Vandegrift
Frederick Jacobs Vandegrift
Rachel Jacobse Vandergrift
Johannes Vandegrift

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 July 1648New Amsterdam, New Netherland
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    World Events (8)

    The Dutch conquered Salvador, Brazil.
    1631 · Athenaeum Illustre of Amsterdam
    "The Amsterdamse Atheneum was an ""illustrous school"" sponsored by the city, where famous scientists such as Petrus Camper and Caspar Barlaeus taught classes. It was built from the remains of a 1470 chapel (Agnietenklooster). Upon being founded, the City Library was moved to the attics of the building and formed the beginning of what would become the University Library."
    Curacao became a colony of the Netherlands.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch (Van der Grift): topographic name from Middle Dutch grifte ‘man-made channel’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jacob Leendertszen Van der Grift

    Jacob Leendertszen Van der Grift, like his brother Paulus, was in the employ and service of the West India Company of Holland as a sailor aboard the ship "Swel", lying between Curacao and New Netherla …

    Sources (23)

    • Jacob Leendertszen Van Der Grist in entry for Nicolaes Van Der Grist, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
    • New York City, Marriages, 1600s-1800s
    • Jacob, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

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