|Welcome to the Van Hoesen/Van Hoozer/
Van Hoose History&Court Records Page
|The North Sea Husum Germany, Husum the town
on the Zuyder Zee, Holstein Holland now Germany
|Skyline from the North Sea|
| North Sea at Low Tide
Photos were taken by "Anne VanHoozer Burke"
who had the honor to visit the home land of our
first known Immigrant Ancestors. Thank You
Anne Burke for sharing these awesome photos!!
|I wish to dedicate this page of History and Court Records to a very dear friend
"Francis Marion (Van) Van Hoozer"
He passed away in the spring of 2002. He through the two years that I knew
him passed along his many records and expressed his wishes that I would some
day build a Van Hoose web site. So with those thoughts in mind I want to share
with you a few of his many research records. I do hope you find them useful.
| Jan Franse Van Hoesen (Van Heusen, Hossem, Husum)
Jan Franse Van Hoesen was born ca 1608/09 in the town of Husum, on the Zuyder Zee, Holstein,Holland; however, it is now located in Germany. Spelling of the last name was devired from this town and variations expanded upon the family's migration throughout the United States. Jan Franse was a sailor with the West India Company of New Netherlands, and at the age of 31, on March 28,1639,he and six others signed an agreement with Killiaen VanRenssalear to serve with the West India Company in New Amsterdam for a period of four years. On May 15, 1639, he married Volkje Jurisens (b.cal 1618) daughter of Wilhelm Juriaens, from the Island of Noorstrand in the Dutch Refora Church, Nieuive Kerk,Amsterdam, Holland. He came to America July 7, 1639, arriving in New Amsterdam, now New York City, and settling at Fort Orange, Beverwyck, now Albany, New York. He served as Commissioner for the Dutch West India Company, probaly making several return trips to Holland, as records reveal three different entries for his arrival to New York during 1846. In 1659, Jan Franse Van Hoesen was required to pay Allard Anthoney five beaver skins for goods he had purchased from Anthoney's account in Holland.
On June 5, 1662, Jan Franse Van Hoesen bought several hundred acres of land at Claverack, Columbia County, New York previously owned by two Indians, named Parnetepiet and Tatan Kenaut for five hundred guilders paid in beaver skins. The sale was confirmed June 11, 1662. This purchase was extremely important and included the site of present day Hudson, New York. Jan Franse died about 1667
and administration of his estate was left to his son, Juriaen. Following his death, his widow, Volkje married Gerrit Visbeck, a master of a shipping vessel on the Hudson River.
Jan Franse Van Hoosem was the progenitor of the varied families deriving their names from Van Hoosem. These include Van Heusen (New York area),Van Hoose and Van Hooser (Tennessee and Kentucky),Van Huss (Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas), Van Hoozer (North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama Mississippi, Arkanas and Texas).
Source: from the unpublished book and family history entitled
"The Van Hoozer Families of Yalobusha Co Mississippi, Alabama & Tenn"
written by: Francis Marion Van Hoozer
|History and Court Records|
| Marriage Licence Jan Franz Husum &
Volke Juriaens (from Joyce Lindstrom'book)
|This concludes the Court Records given to me
by Francis Marion (Van) Van Hoozer
Click here for my "In Memory" page for "Van"
I hope you find these records
as interesting as I have! ENJOY :-)
|"Individual records and photos may be copied and freely used by other researchers for their own private records, however, this entire file cannot be copied and/or published in its entirety or used anywhere else, in print or electronic form, without written permission from the copyright holder. "|
| From Joyce Lindstrom's Book
"VAN HOOSE VAN HOOSER VAN HUSS FAMILY IN AMERICA"
JAN Fransse VAN HUSUM was the first Van Hoesen that came to America.
He was born about 1608/9 in the city of Husum in the province of Schleswig in northern Germany, now called Schleswig-Holstein. For many years this piece of land was fought over by Denmark and Germany. At times it belonged to Denmark and other times to Germany. Today it's located in northern Germany.
When Jan Fransse left Husum in 1639, the Dutch Domunine (pastor) changed his name from the Danish of Fransse to the Dutch name of Frantz.The suffix "tz" means the "son of" in Dutch. His name was further changed by adding "Van Husum", which distinguished him from any other Jan Frantz indicating he was from the town of Husum. "Van" in Dutch means "from." In German "Von" also means "from."
Jan Frantz Van Husum wasn't Dutch as many people have supposed. Neither was he German.He was a Schleswigan subjected to Danish rule.He spoke low German, probably with a Fisian or Danish dialect. However, after three generations of living among the Dutch settlers in New Netherlands, his descendants gradually became Dutch by association.There were also more emigrants in New Netherlands who were Danish, Frisian and Schleswigan than Dutch.
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