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.
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
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 Amazon.com, and Amazon.ca,
8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)