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Wolfert not Royalty
Posted by: Robert Stewart Date: April 20, 2001 at 01:42:11
In Reply to: I have a ? abt. Wolfert/Anneke Jans by Jennifer Sanders of 2378

The first Wolfert Webber was from Strasburgh in the Alsace. He became a wine dealer in Amsterdam. He married Annetgen Kock there, she the daughter of an accountant.

This Wolfert was in no way related to the Dutch Princely family, and not even originally Dutch himself, but Alsatian.

No Wolfert Webber ever married a Tryntje Jonas, and no Wolfert Webber ever had a daughter named Anneke Jans. (The name alone implies she was the daughter of a Jan/John.)

In America, the Webber and the Bogardus families never intermingled, never sat in on the baptisms of the other family. There was no relation.

Anneke Jans was probably a poor girl from Norway. Her husband, with whom she came to New Amsterdam with, Roelef, he was born in Norway too. Possibly in a Dutch trading post there.

There are two things to bear in mind:

Anneke Jans was not the daughter of Wolfert Webber.

No Wolfert Webber was ever the bastard some of William the Silent, or ever related.


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