From Robert A. Van Auken: Regarding Jan Coster Van Aken, we know that he was an investor in Albany and made considerable money which he sent home to Holland with a friend. The friend misused the money. Jan Coster died in Holland and records show he had no children as heirs.
From Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy:
First Families of America (A Genealogical Encyclopedia of the U.S.)
(Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Md. 1987), Vol. II, page 341,
The Washington, D.C. Temple Family History Center,
10000 Stoneybrook Avenue, Washington, D.C., Vol. I-VII.
Jan Coster Van Aken is listed as Marinus father
|Name: Mr. van Aken|
|Given Name: Mr.|
|Surname: van Aken|
|Birth: ABT 1600 in of Cadzand,Holland,Netherlands|
|Change Date: 16 JAN 1998 at 07:39:37|
Marriage 1 Mrs. van Aken b: ABT 1600 in of Cadzand,Holland,Netherlands
|Name: Jan Coster van Aken|
|Given Name: Jan Coster|
|Surname: van Aken|
|Birth: ABT 1629 in of Cadzand,Holland,Netherlands|
|Change Date: 16 JAN 1998 at 07:39:02|
Father: Mr. van Aken b: ABT 1600 in of Cadzand,Holland,Netherlands
Mother: Mrs. van Aken b: ABT 1600 in of Cadzand,Holland,Netherlands
Marriage 1 Elsie Janse b: ABT 1631 in of Cadzand,Holland,Netherlands
|BIRTH: ABT 1625 - Thielt, Belgium|
|DEATH: BEF. 1680, Nieuwvliet, Zeeland, Holland|
Wife : Calaertje COPPIJNS
|MARRIAGE: 21 Jul 1652, Zeeland, Holland|
Peter van Ecke is on the April 1659 passenger list as a planter from Leyden, Holland
|Peter Arentsen Diesvelt; taylor|
|Amadeas Foa/rgie, Frenchman, farmer|
|Jacques Reneau, Frenchman; Agrriculturer|
|Jacques Monier, Frenchman; Agriculturer|
|Piierre Monier, Frenchman; Agreculturer|
|Matthieu Savariau, Frenchaman; Agriculturist|
|Maintien Savariau, Frenchman; Agriculturer|
|Peter Follenaer, from Hasselt|
|Cornelis Michielsen, From Medemblick|
|Grietje Christians, from Tonningen|
|Claes Jansen, from Purmerend; wheelwright, and Wife, servant and child|
|Marten van de Wert, from Utrecht; hatter|
|Peter van Ecke;planter, from Leyden|
|Jacobus vander Schelling, and his boy|
|Albert Theunissen Vermeulen, from Rotterdam, and Wife and four children|
|Geertry van Meulen; maiden|
|Hannetje Ruytenbeck, maiden|
|Matthew Andriessen, from Peters-houck|
|Hendrick Theunisz Hellinck and wife|
|Lawrens van der Spiegel van Vlissingin
to the Editor - From Bea Trembeth (#9):
Van Aken/Van Auken Newsletter, #1 – On the second page of your newsletter it
states that Pieter Van Aken and Weyntjen Moreen were the parents of Marinus,
Barent, Cornelia, Gideon, Peter, and john. They were the parents of Barent, bap
11Jun1662, but so far as I know, there is no record showing them to be parents
of Marinus or Cornelia. If there is proof…I would love to have it.
fact, the entry in Baptismal and Marriage Record of the Old Dutch Church at
could be wrong, but I think Pieter van Aalen is the Peter van Halen from
Utrecht, who came with his wife, two children, and a boy, in the Gilded Beaver
(ship) in 1658. There were many Van Alens living in the Albany area. It is
possible that he belongs to that family, but again, no proof!
A.M. Ronk’s genealogy of the Van Aken and Allied Families (written in 1934) he
states Peter Van Aken and Weyntje Marren appear in the Kingston Reformed
Dutch Church records, June 11, 1662, at the baptism of their son, Barent. He
also attributes Cornelia (Van Aken) to them. Unless there is proof, I would have
to question the reliability of his statement. Cornelia, herself, states that she
was born in Zeeland.
VAN AKEN/VAN AUKEN NEWSLETTER - Vol 1 (1984)
little information is known about Cornelia Van Aken, sister of Marinus. No
record has been found for her birth date or baptismal date. Her parents’ names
are also unknown.
bap. 28Apr 1693
(No further record found on him)
Lysbet bap. 8Mar1696
Margaret bap. 25Sep1698 mar. Richard Lounsbery
Marinus bap. 8Jun1701 mar. Susanna Kittle
Sara bap. 12Mar1704 mar. Abraham Kermer
Eduard bap. 11Aug1706 mar. Elizabeth
Salomon/ bap. 7May1710 mar. Sara Kortrecht
do find Samuel Chambers living in the same general area where Sara Chambers, and
her husband, Abraham Kermer lived. Samuel and his wife, Sara Kortrecht, also
witnessed the baptism of two of Sara Chambers and Abraham Kermer’s children.
This indicates that he was a very close relative of hers, and no doubt was her
I was very astonished to read that the roots of the Vanaken family get to
Belgium. In fact Belgium is a rather small country: by car or train, I can
get anywhere in Belgium within 2 hours. So to the question if I live near
Tielt or Wingene, I 'd say 'yes'.
In fact, neighbors of mine are called "De Pre" by family name.
Date about the families you can get in the city halls of Tielt and Wingene;
I don't think there are places on the web where you can get info like that.
If you need any other info don't hesitate to contact me.
Greetings, Johan Vanaken - firstname.lastname@example.org