Maria Roelofse Voorhees

2 August 1732–15 January 1772 (Age 39)
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Maria Roelofse

When Maria Roelofse Voorhees was born on 2 August 1732, in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Roeloff Lucasse Van Voorhees, was 32 and her mother, Neeltje Schenck, was 33. She married Peter Van Pelt on 20 April 1751, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 15 January 1772, in Somerset, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 39.

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Peter Van Pelt
Maria Roelofse Voorhees
Marriage: 20 April 1751
Teunis Van Pelt
Peter Van Pelt
Jane VanPelt
Neeltje VanPelt
Roeloff Van Pelt
Abraham Peter Van Pelt
Helena Van Pelt
Mary VanPelt

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    20 April 1751New Jersey, United States
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    Name Meaning

    Dutch: habitational name from a farm called Voorhees, located in the hamlet of Hees near Ruinen, in the province of Drenthe. This surname is not found in the Netherlands. Compare Van Voorhees , Voorheis , Voorhies , Voorhis , Vorhees , and Voris .History: Steven Coertse van Voorhees emigrated with his wife and children from the farm of Voorhees in the Netherlands and settled at New Amersfoort (now Flatlands) on Long Island, New Netherland (now NY), in 1660. Today the family Voorhees with its numerous branches is one of the largest, if not the largest, Dutch family in North America. The name is also established in the forms Van Voorhees, Voorheis, (Van) Voorhies, (Van) Voorhis, Vorhees, Voorheese, Vooris, Voorus, Voreis, Voress, Vorheis, Vorhes, (Van) Vorhies, (Van) Vorhis, Vories, (Van) Voris, (Van) Vorous, Vorus, Vorys, etc.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Van Voorhees

    Sources (7)

    • Mary Vanvoorhies, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
    • Mary Voorhees VanPelt, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Maria Rolelofse Van Voorhees, Christening, "New Brunswick First Reformed Church Records 1717 to 1794" (1732)

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