VanAken Families and Research in Europe

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VA Families in Europe

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Famous VA's in Europe

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Mathias van Aken Belgium - On my completely renewed website, you will find genealogical information about the Van Aken's whose history we can trace back to the 17th century Bernardus Van Aken born 1686 and originated from the north of Belgium.  So far, we haven't found evidence of ties to Marinus Van Aken, but further research may always reveal new facts.  Anyway...
This is the address of my website:
http://www.vanaken.be  (the site is completely in Dutch for the time being):

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Netherland Connections and VA Newsletter Articles

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 VA Places in Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, Cadzand, Aachen and Wingene

 

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VA Family research in Europe

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Certificate of Marriage for Marinus and Pieternelle

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Research in the Netherlands and Belgium. Several articles have been published in the VA Newsletter

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Early History of Van Aken in Europe by Dick Antonie Pieter van Aken 
 A letter from a VA cousin on the migration of VA from AAchen to England and back to Holland at the time of Henry the 8th.

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Very little information is known about the origin of our immigrant ancestor, Marinus Van Aken. The first record we find is dated 1March1682 in which Marinus and Prijntje Rents served as witnesses to the christening of Pieternelleken van Aken, in Cadzand, Holland. The fatherís name was Cornelis van Aken and mother is given as Jolijntje Vas.  

Evidently Prijntje died soon thereafter as another document, dated 1683 and also in Cadzand, attests that on the 20th of March that year Marinus Van Aken, widower of Prijntje Rent, was betrothed to Pieternelle de Pre. The marriage took place on 11April 1683. 

We have reported on early genealogical research attempts to find Marinusí origin in the Van Aken/Van Auken Newsletter. Beginning in August 2004 subscribers to the Newsletter collectively enlisted the aid of H. Willem Gobel of Vlissengen, Netherlands to do additional research work in local (Netherlands & Belgium) repositories of records.