|PARENT (M) Louris Jansen Opdyck|
|Birth||1606||by the Zuider Zee dyke in Elberg, Gelderland, Holland|
|Death||1659||Gravesend, Long Island, New Netherlands, NY, New York|
|Marriage||ABT 1640||to Stijntje PIETERS at Holland|
|Father||Jan Dericsen Op Dyck|
|PARENT (F) Stijntje PIETERS|
|Death||16 MAR 1695||New Jersey|
|Marriage||ABT 1640||to Louris Jansen Opdyck at Holland|
|M||Johannes Lourensen Opdyck|
|Birth||16 JUN 1650||Gravesend or Newton, L.I., NY|
|Death||12 FEB 1729||Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., NJ|
Name originally spelled: op den DIJK in Holland. Now spelled OPPEDIJK in Holland.
The ancestors of Louris are not proven, hence their surnames are not capitalized.
This information received July 31, 1999 from Willem Rabbelier from Holland through the Dutch Colonies Rootsweb Mail List:
In the book:
DE NIEUWE WERELD VAN PETER STUYVESANT
Uitgeverij Balans, 1999
ISBN 90 5018 426 x
on page 282:
Lourens Janszen van op de Zuiderzeedijk in Elburg (according to archives he himself stated to be born in Husum, Schleswig Holstein 1606), married to Styntje (Christina); lived in 1650 in Rensselaerswijck, owning land opposite Fort Orange. Bought some land later in Gravesend. His family moved to Dutch Kills ( 'kill' means 'stream' in Dutch), now Queens, and later to New Jersey, together with the Anderson (Andriessen) family.
This book however (in my opinion) cannot compete with the first book mentioned. Although the writer lists an impressive list of works he consulted, he never gives sources to the facts he delivers.
HET BOEK RINNERING
Uitgeverij Conserve, 1994
ISBN 90 5429 035 8
on page 94:
Louris Jansen, born at the Zuiderzeedijk in Elburg, who worked at the farm of Adriaen Huyberts in Rensselaerswijck in 1650. The same year he got/purchased(?) a kitchen-garden next to the land of Sander Leenderts Glen (a Scot), not far from the 'Hoogeberch, opposite Fort Orange. At that time in possession of three sons and three daughters and a wife Christina, commonly referred to as 'Stientje'.
Willem Alexanderstraat 39
7511 KJ ENSCHEDE
September 21, 1999 I received an email from David M. Riker, chairman of the Holland Society in answer to my query regarding the surname of Louris Jansen Opdyck's wife. It is quoted below:
Subject: Re: LOURIS JANSEN OPDYCK
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 09:37:12 EDT
From: David Riker
Dear Mr. Updike
When John H. Updike, ( the writer) joined the Holland Society in 1990, I
sent him information showing his ancestor was in Rensselaerswyck near
Albany in January 1650. John H. Updike's grandfather is in the OpDyke
Genealogy and he sent his birth certificate and his father's to link into
the genealogy. His wife's name was Stijntje Pieters which means
Christina, daughter of a Peter somebody" This information is in the Van
Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts and on page 41 of abstracts made by A.J.F.
Van Laer, called "Settlers of Rensselaerswyck". We know where Gysbert Op
dyke came from but there is no connection with Laurens Janszen so we do
not know his origin. Both Laurens (Louwris) and Stijntje were using
The Holland society now has a web-site http:// www.hollandSociety.com
or you can enter by New York State Library, New Netherland Project who
have a link. On their you will learn all about the Society. There is an
application but we haven't worked out the mechanics for processing that
yet so I would prefer you e-mail Society at HOLLSOC@aol.com to get the
paper application. The requirement is direct male line to settler in New
Netherland prior to or during 1675, so Updike qualifies. Yearly dues are
$60. which includes a quarterly magazine and attending branch meetings.
One is held in Buffalo, NY each year where many of our Canadian members
David M. Riker
442 Woodcrest Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Louris came to New Netherland before 1653, in which year he owned a residence at Albany and bought a lot at Gravesend, Long Island; resided in Gravesend 1655 and in New York 1656-7. Possibly the son of Johan Louwrensen or a son of Jan Lauren Dyck. He always wrote his name with only the patronymic, according to the Dutch usage at that time, - Louris Jansen, meaning Louris the son of Jan.