Jannetje Hegeman

15 September 1754–
Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States

The Life of Jannetje

When Jannetje Hegeman was born on 15 September 1754, in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States, her father, Denys Hegeman, was 38 and her mother, Aeltje Marya Blauw, was 27. She married George Searles about 1774, in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

George Searles
Jannetje Hegeman
Marriage: about 1774
Margaret Searles
Denis Searle

Spouse and Children

about 1774
Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 22

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 32

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: habitational name for someone from a place called Hegge(n) or ter Hegge(n), derived from a word meaning ‘hedge’.2 Altered spelling of German Hegemann, a Westphalian topographic name for someone who lived in an enclosed (i.e. fenced) area, Middle High German hagen + man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Hagamen in entry for Denis Searle, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Jannitje Hegeman, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Jane Heageman in entry for Margret Searles, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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