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Re: Albert in Rensselaerswyck, 1638
Posted by: Stan Gloeckner (ID *****4587) Date: October 29, 2008 at 07:38:06
In Reply to: Albert in Rensselaerswyck, 1638 by Stan Gloeckner of 631

My apologies for the number of posts on the subject, I hope this will be my last. Having read both that Albert Albertse/Albertsz (AA) emigrated aboard the Kalmar Nyckel and that we donít know where he was between 1638-1650, I believed I had accounted for six or more of those years when I came across the entry I cited above. As I mentioned earlier, it was quickly brought to my attention that Aeltje Cornelis married Elbert Elbertse/Elbertsen Stoothoff (EE) not AA.

At the same time, it is also possible the Van Laer erred when he supplemented the original documents with his alphabetical list by year of arrival. Over two hundred years later, it would have been an easy error to make given that EE signed his name Elbert Elbertsen, without Stoothoff, and AA had change the spelling of his name, assuming it had been Elbert, to Albert. The possibility exists that AA changed his name to avoid being confused with EE.

The solution was to find evidence that EE did not arrive aboard the Kalmar Nyckel. I believe the following entry I found on The Olive Tree Genealogy web site provides that evidence:

Date: Thu Jan 29 00:44:30 1998
Name: Sally Jane Driscoll
E- mail:
Surname of Immigrant: Stoothoff
Given name(s) of Immigrant: Elbert Elbertse
Name of Ship: der Vrede (the "Truth")
Arrival Date: 1637
Origin of Immigrant: Nieukerken, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1620
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: The Flatlands, Long Island, NY, 1688
Immigrant's Spouse: Altje Cornelise Cool, 8/27/45; Sara Roelofse, 7/21/1663 (1683?)

Source of Information: New York Genealogical Society bound records, library at State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY; Stoothoff Family Generation One,; Anneke Jans in Fact and FIction by George Olin Zabriskie, NY Genealogical and Biographical Record, 4/1973; maternal grandmother Elsie Jane Stoothoff, b. 1886 (1890?), Brooklyn, NY, d. 1971, Queens, NY, daughter of Garrett Stoothoff of Brooklyn, NY, sister of Cornelius

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