Irena Polly Van Cuyler
Parents: Alvin Van Curler (c.1820 in Jefferson Co., NY to between 1880 and 1900 in Taymouth, Saginaw Co., MI) and Juliette Spencer (c.12-1831 in Russia, Herkimer Co., NY to after 1900 in Taymouth, Saginaw Co., MI)
Children: John (c.1848), Ira (c.1850 in NY), Lou (c.1852), Irena Polly (12-20-1855 in Memphis, MI), Alfred (c.1859), James (c.1864), Edward (c.1866)
Grandparents: Aaron Van Curler (c.1788 in NY to after 1850 in prob. Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY) and Catherine (c.1798 in NY to after 1850 in prob. Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY)
Children: Alvin (c.1820), Aaron (c.1823), Delevan (c.1825), Louisa (m. Elisha Spencer) (c.1830 to 10-20-1879), Peter (c.1832), Almira (c.1836)
Great grandparents: Henry Van Curler (Fought in the Revolutionary War) (c.1758 in New Jersey to 8-6-1837 in Jefferson Co., NY) and Sarah
Children: Aaron (c.1788), Peter (c.1790), 4 girls (according to the 1800 Census in Cambridge, NY)
2 great grandparents: Arent AAaron@ Van Curler (4-19-1688 in Albany, NY; Bapt. 4-19-1696 in Albany, NY to 1-3-1795 in Mapleton, NY buried in the St. Croix Cemetery, died 107 years of his life) and Mary Lake (baptized 10-20-1723 in New Brunswick Dutch Reformed Church, Middlesex Co., NJ after 3-20-1806 in NY, no tombstone record on her burial site) Married: September 23, 1743 in Middlesex Co., NJ
Children: Aaron (d. 6-26-1842 in Vermont), Elizabeth, Polly, Marya (Bapt. 11-17-1754 in Six Mile Run Reformed Church, Somerset Co., NJ), Jacob (b. about 1754 in prob. Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., NY), Henry (1758 in NJ d. 8-6-1837 in Jefferson Co., NY)
3 great grandparents: Benoni Van Curler (about 1663 in prob. Albany, NY to about 1704 in probably Albany, NY) and Elizabeth Van der Poel (d. of Anthony Cornelis Van der Poel) (died after 11-7-1750, date of her will) Married: June 2, 1686 in Albany, NY
Children: Johanna (Bapt. 5-1-1687 in Albany, NY), Alida (Bapt. 6-9-1690), Maria (Bapt. 7-2-1693 in Albany, NY), Arent AAaron@ (Bapt. 4-19-1696 in Albany, NY), Gideon (Bapt. Bapt. 9-15-1700 in Albany, NY)
4 great grandparents: Arendt Van Corlaer (baptized 2-6-1620 in Nijkerk, Gelderland Co., Holland to 1667 in Lake Champlain, NY, will dated 8-26-1665) and Anneke AAnna@ Schaets
Child: Benoni (about 1663 d. about 1704) Note: Benoni Van Curler=s parents never married.
5 great grandparents: Hendrick Van Curler (baptized 8-29-1594 in Nijkerk, Gelderland, Holland) and Nelle Williemsz
6 great grandparents: Goessen Van Curler (Sheriff of Nijkerk, Netherlands) and Gertgen Boldewin
1790 Census Report for Hoosick, Albany Co., NY for Henry Curler and Family, p. 334 1-1-2
1800 Census Report for Cambridge, Washington Co., NY for Henry Curler and Family, p. 349 11001-31011
1820 Census Report for Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY for the Van Curler Family, p. 362
Peter Van Cuyler 100010 - 10110
Henry Van Cuyler 000111 - 01101
1820 Census for Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY for Aaron Van Cuyler and Family, p. 263
Aaron Van Cuyler 100010 - 10100
1830 Census Report for Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY for the Van Culer Family, p. 290
Aaron Van Culer 1110001 - 100001
Henry Van Culer Male 1 (70's) - fem. 2 (20's), 1 (60's)
Ra? Van Culer 01001 - 10001
1850 Census Report for Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY for Elisha Spencer and Family, p. 185, 141/142
Elisha Spencer 35 M W Farmer 400 NY
Louisa 22 F W NY
William 2 M W NY
Albert 1 M W NY
Gardener 52 M W Farmer NY
George 25 M W Farmer NY
Alvin Van Casler 26 M W NY
Juliette 22 M W NY
John 2 M W NY
1850 Census Report for Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY for Aaron Van Casler and Wife, p. 187
Aaron Van Casler 62 NY
Catherine 52 NY
NEXT DOOR WERE
Delevan Casler 25 NY
Peter 18 NY
Almira 14 NY
Lois A. 23 NY
Isabelle 6 NY
Mariette 1 NY
1850 Census Report for Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY for Aaron Van Casler and Family
Aaron Van Casler Jr. 27 NY
Maria 22 Canada
Frances M. 5 NY (Female)
Emma Adelaide 2 NY
Orlando? 1 NY (Male)
1860 Census for Burtchville, St. Clair Co., MI for Elisha Spencer and Family, p. 155, 239/224
Elisha Spencer 40 NY
Louisa 30 NY
William 12 NY
Albert 8 NY
Elisha 4 MI
1860 Census Report for Wales, St. Clair Co., MI for Delevan Van Coresler and Family, p. 366
Delevan Van Coresler 34 NY
Lois 32 NY
Mary E. 10 NY
Jane A. 8 OH
Rela? O? 3 MI (male)
Aaron S. 1 MI
Aaron Van Cassler 37 NY
May E. 5
Louisa C. 9
1870 Census Report for Taymouth, Saginaw Co., MI for Alvin Van Cuyler and Family on July 12, 1870, p. 473
Van Cuyler Alvin 50 Male White Farmer $200 $150 New York
Juliette 41 Female White Keeping House New York
Ira 19 Male White Laborer New York
Polly 14 Female White Attending School Michigan
Alfred 11 Female White Attending School Michigan
James 6 Male White Attending School Michigan
Edward 4 Male White Michigan
1880 Census Report for Wales, St. Clair Co., MI for Aaron VanCurler and Wife, 504C
Aaron VanCurler Self M 61 NY Farmer Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
Maria VanCurler Wife M 56 Can Keeping House Father Born: RI Mother Born: NY
1880 Census Report for Alvin VanCurler and Family for Taymouth, Saginaw Co., MI, 193 D
Alvin VanCurler Self Male W 65 NY Farmer Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
Juliette VanCurler Wife Female W 50 NY Keeping House Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
Alfred VanCurler Son Male W 19 MI At Home Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
James VanCurler Son Male W 15 MI At Home Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
Edwin VanCurler Son Male W 13 Canada Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
Mary C. VanCurler Dau Female W 8 MI Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
Lou VanCurler Son Male W 28 NY At Home Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
Louisa VanCurler DauL Female W 21 MI At Home Father Born: MI Mother Born: MI
Effie J. VanCurler Gdau Female W 9 MI Father Born: MI Mother Born: MI
1880 Census Report for Albert Spencer and Family for Taymouth, Saginaw Co., MI 184B
Albert Spencer Self Male M W 30 NY Farmer Father Born: NY Mother Born: NY
Mary A. Spencer Wife Female M W 23 MI Keeping House Father Born: Scot Mother Born: Eng
Elizabeth Spencer Dau Female S W 1 MI Father Born: NY Mother Born: MI
Elisha H. Spencer Father Male W W 64 NY Farmer Father Born: NY Mother Born: VT
Frank Nye Other Male S W 24 OH Laborer
1900 Census report for James Curler and Family of Taymouth, Saginaw Co., MI 282/208
James Curler Head M W Jan 1864 36 MI M Farmer NY NY Can read and write and speak English
Desire Wife F W May 1866 34 MI M NY NY Can read and write and speak English
Hazel Dau F W Dec 1894 5 MI S MI MI Can read and write and speak English
Juliette Mother F W Dec 1831 68 NY W NY NY Can read and write and speak English
1900 Census report for Taymouth Twp., Michigan for Justin Alexander and Family
Alexander Justin Head White Male December 1846 Wisconsin
Irene Wife White Female December 1856 Michigan
Charlotte Daughter White Female May 1877 Michigan
Edeth Daughter White Female January 1881 Michigan
John Son White Male March 1884 Michigan
Adda Daughter White Female March 1886 Michigan
Blanche Daughter White Female February 1888 Michigan
James Son White Male February 1892 Michigan
1920 Census report for Taymouth Twp., Michigan for Justin Alexander and Family
Alexander Justin Head Male White 74 Wisconsin Father Born: Canada Mother Born: Ohio
Irene Wife Female White 64 Michigan Father Born: New York Mother Born: New York
James Son Male White 27 Michigan Father Born: Wisconsin Mother Born: Michigan
Sources are family records and an obituary on Irene Polly Alexander (1855-1943) from the Saginaw News on Thursday, May 6, 1943.
Vital Records Of Jefferson County 1847, 1848, 1849-Town Of Brownville
Marriage: Spencer, Elisha, 31, Pillar Point
Van Curler, Louisa, 17, Pillar Point
Rev. Lyman Ackerman, Pillar Point Mar 7 1847
1835 NY Pensioners
Name: Henry Van Curler
County: Jefferson Co.
Annual Allowance: 30.77
Sums Received: 92.31
Description of service: New York Militia
When placed on pension roll: March 5, 1834
Commencement of Pension: March 4, 1831
Rev. War Pension #S23467
Van Curler, Henry - appl. 11 Sept. 1832 Jefferson Co., NY entered service 1775 at Cambridge, NY b. 1758 NJ - d. 6 Aug 1837. Lived at White Creek & Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, also Chenango, NY, Lowville, NY & Brownville, NY.
From: Louis Van Cuyler
Subject: Re: Henry Van Curler
Henry served in Captain Hodges Co., of New York Line infantry which was part of General Schuyler=s regiment during the Revolution. Henry=s older brother Aaron Van Curler, served as a private in Capt. John McKillips Co. of Lewis van Werts regiment of Albany Co., militia. Aaron was born in 1742 in NY and also married a Sarah he died June 26th 1842 in Vermont, He married before 1774, Sarah born before 1755 and died after 1830.
Van Curler Genealogy, submitted by Louis E. Van Cuyler (Ancestry of Henry Van Curler).
Van Ressselaer, Florence, The Van Resselaer in Holland and America, New York, 1956 (Family And Ancestry of Nellie Willemsz) <http://www.otal.umd.edu/~walt/gen/htmfile/15392.htm>
Parents: Nicholas Lake (born Abt. 1700 in Flatbush, Kings Co., NY to 10-8-1773 in Somerset, NJ) and Maria Johnson (Abt. 1696 prob. New Utrecht, Kings Co., NY to 1783 in White Creek, Albany Co., NY)
Children: Eleanor (c.1715), Sarah (c.1717), Jacobus (9-21-1721), Mary (Bapt. 3-20-1723), Jane, Hendrick, John, Thomas, Nicholas, Abraham (Bapt. 2-19-1737/38), Margaret (5-31-1739), Abraham (Bapt. 6-15-1741)
Grandparents: John Lake (4-1650 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY to 5-17-1729 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY) and Neeltje Claessen (Abt. 1655 in probably Gravesend, NY to after 1729)
Children: John (Bapt. 4-16-1688 in Flatlands, Gravesend, NY), Daniel (3-10-1695/96), Thomas, Mary, Nicholas
Great grandparents: John Lake (about 1615 in England to before 7-1694 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY) and Anna Spicer (Abt. 1628 in England to Abt. 1705 in prob. Gravesend, NY) Married: February 16, 1648/49 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY
Children: John (4-1650), Daniel, Micah, William, Metje
Parents: Thomas Spicer (d. between 9-29-1658 and 11-4-1658 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY)
Children: Anna (m. John Lake), Susannah (m. Henry Brazier)
Parents: Hendrick Janszen and Mary Mynderts
2. Sisser, Fred III., AThe Identity of of Neeltje Claesen, wife of John Lake.@ The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,
Volume 122, Number 1, January 1991.
3. Adams, A and Risley, S. A Genealogy of the Lake Family, 1915.
Parents: Cleas Smit (From Amersfoot, Holland) and Geertruyd Willekins (From Hamburg, Germany)
Married: 9-11-1653 in Gravesend, NY
Children: Neeltje (Abt. 1655)
2. Reformed Dutch Church, N.Y. City, Marriage Book, Part II. 1653.
3. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Records, April 1875, Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 81.
4. David Emmett Guick, Guicks of the U.S.A., 1961, Los Altos Hills, CA, Library of Congress call #CS71. G9586.1961.
Parents: Garrit Willemsz and Engeltje Van Rensselaer (buried 9-11-1628 in Nijkerk, Holland)
Engeltje Van Rensselaer
Parents: Kiliaen Van Resselaer (d. between 1583 and 1592 in prob. Nijerk, Holland) and Nellie Van Wenckum
Children: Nicholas, Hendrick, Johan (d. 2-7-1601 in Deventer, Holland), Engeltje, Reynier
Grandparents: Johan Van Rensselaer (d. before 6-10-1542 in Nijerk, Holland) and Derykibia Van Loxoel Married: June 20, 1523 in Harderwijk, Holland
Children: Kiliaen, Wolter, Griete
Great grandparents: Hendrick Wolter Van Rensselaer (d. 6-21-1526 in Harderwijk, Holland) and Sweme Van Indijck
Children: Anna, Betje, Geesje, Wolter, Hendrick, Johan
In 1488, Hendrick Wolter Van Rensselaer bought the perpetual lease of the farm belonging to the Abbey of Elten, called the Rensselaer, and the Maelstede in the district of Putten, Holland.
2 great grandparents: Wolter Van Rensselaer and Nelle Van Garder
According to Beernen, vol. XII, p. 142: "he was away from his native district for quite some time. Upon his return he became burgher of Harderwijk.@
3 great grandparents: Obert Van Rensselaer
Obert Van Rensselaer is the first of the Van Rensselaer name near Harderwijk, Gelderland, from whom descent can be traced. He was living in the middle of the 1400's. Very little is known of Obert except that he left one son.
Nellie Van Wenckum
Parents: Claes Van Wenckum and Engel Van Der Hell
Derykibia Van Loxoel
Parents: Nelis Van Loxoel and Rya Hanegraff
Van Ressselaer, Florence, The Van Resselaer in Holland and America, New York, 1956 (Family And Ancestry of Nellie Willemsz) <http://www.otal.umd.edu/~walt/gen/htmfile/15392.htm>
Three RiversHudson~Mohawk~Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys
Van Curler Genealogy, submitted by Louis E. Cuyler
1. Arendt Van Corlear came to New York in 1638. Married Antonia Slaaghboom, wid. of James Brouck, in 1643. He was drowned in Lake Champlain 1667. Will dated 8-26-1665, willing to Anna Shaets for son Bennoni.
Founder of Schenectady, NY 1661--Mentioned in the World Book Enclylopedia.
Agent for his great uncle Killaen Van Rensselaer of Amsterdam, Holland. His father was Hendrick Van Curler. His Grandfather was Goesson Van Curler, sheriff in Nijerk, Netherlands. 1619-1622.
Ref. Court Minues, Albany 1675--1680
History of Schenectady Co. Howell and Munsell 1622--1882
American Historical Report for 1895, pg. 81-101.
2. Benoni Van Corlear b. before 1665, mar. Elizabeth Vanderpoel wid. of Sybrant Van Schaick (d. 1685) on 6-2-1686. He died 1704.
Ref. --Will of Elizabeth Van Corlear dated 11-7-1750.
3. Arendt Van Curler, b. 4/19/1696, d. 3-1-1795, Mapleton, NY. (near Hoosick Falls). His headstone is still standing at St. Croix.
Wife, Mary Lake is given in real estate transfer, 1-16-1775. Aaron & wife Mary to France Lucker, 96 acres east side of Hudson River.Ref. B. 11, page 435--County of Albany Clerk's Office. Aaron M. Mary Lake daug. of Nicholas Lake 1743, New Brunswick NY 1743 Middlesex, Co..
4. Aaron Van Curler b. before 1749 census, d. after Census 1800, pg. 349, Cambridge, NY. Mar. Sarah b. before 1755. Family tradition says her father was killed at Bunder Hill. (There is a Bunker Hill near White Creek, NY) in the Revolution.
Ref.-- See real estate deed, dated Nov. 14, 1807, Liber H., p. 559-Washington Co. between Aaron Van Curler and Sarah his wife, Salem, NY.
See deed dated 3-20-1806, Liber 1, p. 403, Washington Co., NY. between Meriah, wid. of Aaron Van Curler; Aaron Van Curler and Sarah his wife; Henry Van Curler and Sarah, his wife; Jacob Van Curler and Rachel, his wife; Henry Barnhart and Elizabeth, his wife; and Joseph Barnhart and Polly, his wife, heirs and successors of Aaron Van Curler, late of Cambridge, Co. of Washington, NY. and . . . .
Inserted Comments from Louis Cuyler: Arendt was the son of Bennoni van Curler, he was the first born so he was named after Bennoni's father Arendt, that is why he is listed 3rd, all of Arendt's the 3rd as some people refer to him were illiterate. When he died the children said his name was Aaron, this of course was incorrect, but when you say Arendt incorrectly is sounds like Aaron, so the person who was the undertaker put it down as Aaron and the children didn't know any different, that is why it also says Aaron on his tombstone. He is the one who built the trading post in White Creek, along with his brothers in law, ( 4 of them ) by the name of Lake, and it still stands there today and was built in 1709 or 1711, there are two different versions of what the date actually was. His tombstone says he lived to be 107, this happened because he was actually born in 1688 but was not baptized until 1696, The Dutch many time only date a persons birth (from what I've been told ) from their baptism date in the old days.
1800 Census in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY
Henry Curler. . . 1 male under 10 yrs. (Peter), 1 male 10 and under 16 (also named Aaron after his uncle), 1 male 45 and upwards (Henry)
3 fem. under 10, 1 fem. 10 and under 16, 1 fem. 26 and under 45, 1 fem. 45 and upwards (Sarah)
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/Dutch-Colonies/1999-12/0944290679 (From: Jean Boutcher email@example.com)
One of the Dutchmen who was extremely popular with the Iroquois and who founded Schenectedy and whomade Rensselaerwijk quite a success was Arendt Van Curler. He was 17 years old when he came to NN in Dec. 1637.
"The Van Curler estate near Putten in Gelderland, not far from Nijkerk, is mentioned in the list of property owners made in 1313. Gosen van Curler was the schout, or sheriff, of Nijkerk, in 1593. In the Book of Baptisms of the Reformed Church(1593-1620) is the record that on the 29th of August 1594 'Gosen Corler's and Gertgen Boldewin's child was baptized and named Henderick.' This Hendrick was the father of Arendt Van Curler, who was baptized Feb. 6, 1620."There were three Van Curlers in the Colony. One was Anthony the trumpeter. His name was not found in the records of Nijkerk, so he was "probably not of kin to the worthy church masters, town officers, and the cultivated and benevolent folk in Guelderland. Yet in the mythology of New Netherland his figure is unique and colossal. He stands in popular notion next to Peter Stuyvesant."
The other was Jacobus Van Curler of Nijkerk. Based on the records found in Nijkerk, he was a cousin of Arendt. Jacobus became a member of the Governor's Council and was a schoolmaster. He returned to Nijkerk, Holland, when he was 60 years old.
Source: "The Story of New Netherlands: The Dutch in America" by William Elliot Griffis [New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909] 101-109.
Parents: Rev. Gideon Schaets (1607 in Leerdam, South Holland to 2-27-1693/94 in Albany, NY) m. Agnietje Mons on Nov. 5, 1634 in Holland
Children: Bartholomeus, Reynier, Anneke, Alida, Catherine
Grandparents: Batholomeus Schaets (about 1585 in Edam, Holland to about 1660 in Trinct, Holland)
Great grandparents: Matthias Schaets (about 1550 in Brussels, Belgium to about 1603 in Netherlands) and Jane Schagen
2 great grandparents: Bartholomeus Schaets (about 1520 in Brussels, Belgium to?)
!Source: de Boer,Louis Piers, "The Ancestry of Domine Gideon Schaets (1607-1694) in the Netherlands from the year 1520," 1930-31 Yearbook, The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany, N.Y., Vol VI, pp 4-6 and de Boer, Louis Piers, "The Schaets (Skaats) family in the Netherlands (1400-1652) and in America (1652-1800)" The Genealogical Society of Utah, Manuscript No 23626, Jul 1941 !Source: John Palmer, Ph.D. and J. Michael Skaates, Ph.D. "The Schaets (Skaats,Skaates, Skates) Family in the Netherlands (1400-1652) and in America (1652-1983)," published 1983 by J.M. Skaates Associates Inc, 210 Cooper Avenue,Hancock, Michigan 49930, page 10.
http://genforum.genealogy.com/scates/messages/6.html: Dom Gideon SCHAETS, b. 1607, Leerdam, South Holland; d. Feb 27, 1694, buried under the floor of the church; m1. Nov 5, 1634, Agnietje Moens/ Moriaens (b. 1610, d. 1666). Her family had been in the service of the Dukes of Burgundy for generations, and were high government officials at The Hague. However upon the ascension of Philip II, they joined the Reformation forces. He was a schoolteacher and tutor at the Hague and later at Brielle, where he had moved (1626) to tutor the children of Captain (Count) de Treslong, appointed military governor at Brielle, an heir and relative of the Countess of Buren. There he met Agnietje, Gouverness of the Count's daughters, at the governor's house, and there they were married. They later moved to Beesd/Beest, County of Buren where he opened a small school, which he kept for 12 years. He was educated by his father, then by the learned theologian, and later university professor, Gisbertus Voltias.
Notes for ANNA (VAN CURLER) SCHAETS:
!Source: John T. Palmer's Schaets family history, p 16. Ann Schaets was banished by Albany by the magistrates for having a illegitimate child, Benoni van Curler, by Arent van Curler. The records of the First Church at Albany have confirming information that Anna caused quit ea stir in the church. Some women of the church refused to attend communion if Anna was present. Her father Dominie Gideon Schaets sued these rumor mongerers and won his case fort substantial damages. Records of these court proceedings are still in evidence at Albany. Agnietje Moens Schaets, Anna's mother, never recovered from her grief and seems to have pined away until she died in 1666. Anna's husband Thomas Davidse Kikebel adopted her son Benoni and gave him the family name. !In "Men of Religion and Skeptics," under the discussion of Dominie Gideon Schaets, p 222-223, we find "In time Anneke Schaets proved to these merciful people that her father was not wrong in deeming her not willfully evil but rather one misled by the credities of the Dutch-Mohawk frontier. Gradually she mended her broken reputation, married a Mr. Kikebell of New York, and after a short, stormy interlude of adjustment accepted her destiny, becoming an exemplary wife and mother. This fine, sturdy matron fulfilling well her normal obligations in the community, was a good divident to charge to the account of Dutch frugality, which extended not only to cheeses and grains but also to lives and the stuff of which humanity is made."
Notes for ARENT VAN CURLER:
!Source: The Court Minutes, 1675-1680 of Albany, Renmnselaerswyck and Schectady, p 7 notes "Dom. Gideon Schaets produces before their honors the last will and testament of Mons. Arent van Curler, deceased, dated 26 Aug 1665 whereby he institutes as his heir Anna Schaets if there was anything left and this for the benefit of her little Son Benoni. (A footnote to the above reads "haer soontien Benoni: B; apparently meaning her little son Benoni, bastard." !Arent Van Curler never married the mother of his son Benoni. He married Anthonia Slachboom.
Notes for ELIZABETH VAN DER POEL:
!Source: Abstracts of Will of Anthony Cornelis Van der Poel names his daughter Elizabeth as the wife of Benony Van Corlaer (van Curler).
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