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Manuscript Group 1006, Van Horne Family (Communipaw, NJ)
Papers, 1707 - 1827, 0.15 linear feet / 4 folders
Call Number: MG 1006
Mostly indentures pertaining to this family from Communipaw, Bergen Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. Most of the documents concern Rutgert Van Horn (ca. 1667-1741), John Van Horne (ca. 1702-1757), and their descendents
Rutgert Van Horn (ca. 1667-1741), a yeoman, married Neeltjie (Nellie) Tennissen Van Vechten (d. 1738), the widow of Jan Dirck, on April 25, 1697. The couple lived in Pennerpoeg, New Jersey until 1711, at which time they purchased land in and moved to Communipaw, New Jersey. Rutgert and Nellie Van Horn had five children: Jannetje (b. ca. 1698), Joris (b. ca. 1700-d. infancy), John (ca. 1702-1757), Mary (b. ca. 1704), and Antje (b. ca. 1707). Rutgert Van Horn died on May 15, 1741.
John Van Horne, Rutgert and Nellies son, was baptized on February 3, 1702. He had five children with his first wife, Helen Sip, and one daughter with his second wife, Antje De Mott. His children were: Nellie (or Neeltje) (b. 1726), Annetje (1728-1804), Jannetje (1736-1771), Johannis (or John) (b. 1742), Lena (b. 1750), and Margarete (1752-1753). John Van Horne lived in Communipaw, part of Bergen Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. He died on December 12, 1757.
Marvin, Francis M. Van Horn, Van Horne, Van Hoorn: The Van Horn Family History (1929), pgs. 96-97, 102-103, 115.
The origin of this collection is unknown.
The Van Horne Family Papers consist of sixteen documents, mostly land deeds, dating from 1707-1827. The collection has been arranged into four folders, three of which consist of indentures for land mostly in Communipaw and Bergen Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. In addition to deeds signed by Rutgert and John Van Horn, there are indentures transacted by Lawrence and Catrinetia Van Galen (or Van Gallan) and members of the Andriesen family. The final folder contains the will of John Van Horne (1757) and a pre-marital agreement between John Van Horne and Antje de Mott establishing an annuity for the latter in the case of her widowhood (1751). The documents are arranged chronologically within each folder.
Folder List: The spelling of names is consistent with that in each document
Processed by Stephen Sullivan, December 1999 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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