Jan Joosten or Joost Van MeterAge: 81 years16251706

Name
Jan Joosten or Joost Van Meter
Given names
Jan Joosten or Joost
Surname
Van Meter
Birth 1625 15 21
MarriageMacyuken Hendrygksen or Margaret HendricksenView this family
1646 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
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Joost Janse “Jan or John” Van Meter
1652 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a grandson
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Jan Joosten (John) Van Meter
October 14, 1683 (Age 58 years)
Death of a wifeMacyuken Hendrygksen or Margaret Hendricksen
1683 (Age 58 years)
Baptism of a grandsonJan Joosten (John) Van Meter
October 14, 1683 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
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Rebekka Van Meter I
April 26, 1686 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
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Lysbeth Van Meter
1689 (Age 64 years)

Birth of a grandson
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Isaac II Van Meter
1692 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
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Hendrix Van Meter
September 1, 1695 (Age 70 years)

Death of a sonJoost Janse “Jan or John” Van Meter
January 13, 1704/05 CE (January 24, 1705) (Age 80 years)
Death June 13, 1706 (Age 81 years)
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Marriage: 1646Gelderland, Holland, Netherlands
7 years
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William Gijabertsen CROM + Macyuken Hendrygksen or Margaret Hendricksen - View this family
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Shared note
Jan and his family with five children arrived in the ship "Fox" at New Amsterdam in New Netherlands on the 12th of April, 1662. They settled in Wildwych, no Kingston, Ulster County, NJ and dwelt many years in that vicinity. Indians made an attack on the village and its vicinity raiding and burning the settlement carrying away women and children. This included the Van Meter family as well as the DuBois wife and children,. They were taken into the Catskill Mountains and remained in captivity for months. They were rescued by a company of Manhattan soldiers; the soldiers finally rounded up the Indians and defeated them on September 3, 1663. In connection with this tragic experience the following statement is quoted: "about ten weeks after the capture of the women and children, the Indians decided to celebrate their own escape from pursuit by burning some of their victims and the ones selected were Catherin Du Bois and her baby Sarah. A cubical pile of logs was arranged and the mother and child placed thereon; when the Indians were about to apply the torch, Catherine began to sing the 137th Psalm as a death chant. The Indians withheld the fire and gave her respite while they listened; when she finished, they demanded more and before she had finished the last one, her husband and the Dutch soldiers arrived and rescued them. These are the words she sang that day: "By the rivers of Babylon, there we captives sat down, yes, we wept when we earnestly remembered Zion the city of our God imprinted on our hearts. On the willow trees in the midst of Babylon we hung our harps. For there they who led us captive required of us a song with words, and our tormentors and they who wasted us required of us mirth, saying: Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?" They were rescued Jan Joosten became a very important figure in the community and serving on many courts, became what we would know as a type of lawyer - named as justice of the peace. He acquired much land and continued to serve the community and in every sense, an enterprising and influential citizen, a man of vision, initiative, culture and other fine and useful qualities, and in whom the people placed their trust without fear of being betrayed. He was indeed a wroth progenitor of the line of descendants who have distinguished themselves in every sphere of usefulness. Jans eventually came to call himself John Van Meter. He was a noted Indian Trader and an explorer of the Shanandoah Valley and the South branch of the Potomic, the "Wapatomica Valley", where he advised his sons to take up land and multiply. That they did, they lived in NY, NJ, and spreading out to WV and KY. John died about 1705. The last record concerning him is found in the baptisma register of the Reformed Dutch Church at Raritan (Nnow Somerville), NJ where his name appears with that of Kathleyn (Wife of son, Isaac)Bodyn as sponsors at the baptism of his grandaughter, Sarah, the eldest Child of Jan Van Meter, 30th October, 1706.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Jan Joosten or Joost Van Meter, son of Melchoir Van Meteren and Anna Anneken Arience, was born in 1625 in Thielerwaardt, Drenth Province, Holland and died on June 13, 1706 in Long Island, New York, USA at the age of 81.. He had a relationship with Sarah DuBois, daughter of Jacob DuBois and Lysebeth Varnoye He married Macyuken Hendrygksen or Margaret Hendricksen, daughter of Hendricks of Laeckervelt and Anne Jan Jans, in 1646 in Gelderland, Holland, Netherlands. She was born in 1623 in Meppelen, Dreuth Providence, Holland and died in 1683 in New York, USA at the age of 60.

      Children of Jan Joosten or Joost Van Meter and Macyuken Hendrygksen or Margaret Hendricksen:

      1. Joost Janse “Jan or John” Van Meter (16521704/05 CE)
      2. Cathrin Van Meteren
      3. Geertje Van Meteren
      4. Lysbeth Van Meteren
      5. Gysbert Van Meteren
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Joost Janse “Jan or John” Van Meter, son of Jan Joosten or Joost Van Meter and Macyuken Hendrygksen or Margaret Hendricksen, was born in 1652 in Gelderland, Holland and died on January 13, 1704/05 CE (January 24, 1705) in Salem Co., NJ at the age of 53. He married Sarah du Bois, daughter of Louis du Bois and Catherine Blanchan, on December 12, 1682 in Nieuw-Pals (New Platz) NY. She was born on September 14, 1667 in New Paltz, Ulster County, NY and died in 1726 in Deed, Salem, NJ at the age of 58.

      Children of Joost Janse “Jan or John” Van Meter and Sarah du Bois:

      1. Jan Joosten (John) Van Meter (16831745)
      2. Rebekka Van Meter I (1686)
      3. Lysbeth Van Meter (1689)
      4. Isaac II Van Meter (16921757)
      5. Hendrix Van Meter (1695)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Jan Joosten (John) Van Meter, son of Joost Janse “Jan or John” Van Meter and Sarah du Bois, was born on October 14, 1683 in Somerset County, New Jersey, USA and died in 1745 in Frederick County, Virginia, USA at the age of 61.. He had a relationship with Sarah Bodine He married Margaret Molenauer, daughter of Hendricks Mulliner or Mollenauer and Cathrin Crom Van Meter, in 1710 in Somerville County, New Jersey, USA. She was born in 1687 in Somerset County, New Jersey, USA and died in 1745 in Frederick County, West Virginia, USA at the age of 58.

      Children of Jan Joosten (John) Van Meter and Sarah Bodine:

      1. Sara Van Meter (1706)
      2. Johannes Jansen Van Meter (17411816)
      3. Maria Jansen Van Meter (1709)

      Children of Jan Joosten (John) Van Meter and Margaret Molenauer:

      1. Rebecca Van Meter III (16891756)
      2. Isaac (II) Van Meter (17131748)
      3. Elizabeth Van Meter (1715)
      4. Henry Van Meter (1717)
      5. Rachel Van Meter (1719)
      6. Abraham (1) Van Meter (17211783)
      7. Jacob Jansen “Jake” Van Meter Sr. (1722/23 CE1798)
      8. Magdalenan (Maudlena) Van Meter (1725)
    2. Isaac II Van Meter, son of Joost Janse “Jan or John” Van Meter and Sarah du Bois, was born in 1692 in New Platz, New York, USA and died in 1757 in Fort Pleasant, Hardy, West Virginia, USA at the age of 65. He married 2 times. The first time he married Catalina Hendricks before 1717. The second time he married Annaetgie Wynkopp before 1717 in Mooreland Manor, PA.

      Children of Isaac II Van Meter and Annaetgie Wynkopp:

      1. Sarah Van Meter III (1722)
      2. Jacob Van Meter
      3. Catherine Van Meter
      4. Henry Van Meter (1728)
      5. Hilletje Van Meter
      6. Garrett Van Meter (1732)
      7. Rebecca III Van Meter (1734)