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October 16, 2017

Gotta Love Those Straetsman Sisters in New Netherland!

Lucky you if you descend from one of the Straetsman sisters! What exciting lives they led. My book tells it all and follows the family down the generations - Barentje's husband and their Barheit descendants finally proven, and Teuntje and her four (yes FOUR) husbands! One she thought dead was still alive when she married her next one.

 The Straetsman sisters Barentje and Teuntje were from Culemborg Netherlands. In 1630 the West India Company conquered part of Brazil and the colony of New Holland (now present-day Recife) was founded.

Dutch troops were sent to Recife and Olinda in Pernambuco Brazil and no doubt Barentje and Teuntje's first husbands were among those sent to maintain order. They settled first in Brazil before 1637 and then New Netherland circa 1657.

Descendants of Teuntje Straetsman will find sourced details of Teuntie and her four husbands Jan Meyering, Jueriaen Haf, Tieleman Jacobsz vander Meyen & Gabriel Corbesy. Descendants of Barentje Straetsman will find sourced details of Barentje and her two husbands Hans Coenradt Barheit and Jacob Janse Gardenier aka Flodder.

New Netherland Settlers: The Straetsman Sisters Barentje & Teuntje and Their Six Husbands Authored by Lorine McGinnis Schulze Available on, and,

8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
92 pages

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