Marten Reyerson

14 May 1637–1687 (Age 49)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Marten

When Marten Reyerson was born on 14 May 1637, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Reijer Reijersen, was 35 and his mother, Marritje Barent Van Schaick, was 36. He married Annetje Jorise Rapalje on 14 May 1663, in New Netherland. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. In 1682, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as received office of the constable in New York City, New York, United States. He died in 1687, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Wallabout Bay, New York County, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marten Reyerson
Annetje Jorise Rapalje
Marriage: 14 May 1663
Marritje Reyerson
Marritie Reijers
Joris or George M. Reyersen
Ryer Martenszen Reyerszen
Ryer Martense Reyerson
Catalyntje Martense Ryerson
Sara Martense Reyersen
Geertje Martense Ryersen
Jacobus Martense Reyersen
Cornelius Martense Ryerson
Helena Martense Ryersen
Abraham Ryerson
Syntje Ryerson
Cornelius Ryerson
Fran Martense Ryerson

Spouse and Children

14 May 1663
New Netherland


+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Geertruid Reijersen


    Gerrit Ryerse Gerriste


    Annatie Reyerse Gerritse


+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1641 · Saaihal

Age 4

Pieter de Keyser, son of Hendrick de Keyser, built the famous building Saaihal in 1641. It formed part of the building complex known as Staalhof, which was at the center of the textile industry in Amsterdam. The city would help create the most important wool market in Europe during the 17th century.

Age 5

Curacao became a colony of the Netherlands.
1652 · The First Anglo-Dutch War

Age 15

Also referred to as the First Dutch War. This was an entirely sea-based conflict that arose by trade disputes between the United Provinces of the Netherlands against the Commonwealth of England. Ended with the Treaty of Westminster; Holland agreed to respect the Navigation Act and compensate England accordingly.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Meyer 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Maten Reijerse Ryerson

Marten Reijerse RYERSON Marten was baptized as Marten Reijersz on the 23 Nov 1637 in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. He nearly always used the name Reijersen after he came to …

Sources (3)

  • Marten Beijertszen in entry for Marritie Marten, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Marten, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Martin Ryerson in entry for Francis Ryerson, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"

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