Van Eps Family
Van Eps Family
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Dirk Van Eps was born in Holland about 1603 and died abt 1652 in New Netherland. He married Maritje Damen about 1622. Maritje was born abt 1605. She married secondly to Hendrick Andriese Van Doesburgh about 1652 and thirdly, Cornelis Van Nes in 1664. Maritje died before 1682 in NY. Maritie's second husband, Van Doesburgh, was a considerable dealer in real estate in Beverwyck. In 1668 Maritie received a patent for land at Canistigioone which passed to her daughter Jannetie at her death. She also owned a house and lot in North Pearl Street, Albany, which fell to her daughter Jannetie.

"In 1668, Hon. Cornelis Van Nes and Maritie Damen, last widow of Hendrick Andriesse deceased and now his wife, dwelling here in Albany, give their power of attorney to collect money for each due in Holland, to Lysbet Dirckse Van Eps daughter of said Maritie Damen and wife of Gerrit Bancker, proposing to return to Holland"

Early records of City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensellaerwyck (4 volume set) - Maritie Damen references are at: 3:271 & 274 and 1:412 & 442 and 2:359 [this quote is one of them]

    Dirk Van Eps and Maritje Damen had the following children:
  1. Elisabeth "Lysbet" Van Eps was born about 1623
  2. Johannes Jan Dirkse Van Eps was born about 1630


Johannes Jan Dirkse Van Eps (Dirk) was born in Holland ca 1630. Johannes died 8 Feb 1690 in Schenectady Massacre, at 59 years of age. He married Elisabeth Janse Douw in Albany NY, 1666. Elisabeth was born in prob Fredikstadt, Denmark abt 1640. Elisabeth was the daughter of Jans Douw. She married Gysbert Gerritse Van Brakel 23 Jul 1693. Jan's mother purchased for him a bouwery on the Groote Vlachte and a house and lot in the village in 1664. His lot, about 200 ft square, was on the north corner of State and Church streets. In the massacre of 1690, he was killed with two of his children. [Pearson's Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady].

In 1664 he bought the house, brewery, mill house, etc. of the late Philip Hendrickse Brouwer; 1667 his stepfather Cornelis Van Nes conveyed to him a bouwery house, lot and garden at Schenectady.

    Johannes Jan Dirkse Van Eps and Elisabeth Janse Douw had:
  1. Sara Van Eps married Arent Danielse Van Antwerpen
  2. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born abt 1673
  3. Evert Van Eps
  4. Elisabeth Van Eps married twice, to Teunis Viele and Jillis Van Vorst
  5. Maria Van Eps married Dirk Bratt
  6. Anna Van Eps married Coenraat Ten Eyck

Jan Baptist Van Eps (Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born in Schenectady NY about 1673. He married Helena Glen in Schenectady NY, 9 Jul 1699. Helena was born in Glen Mansion, Scotia NY 2 Nov 1681, the daughter of Johannes Sanderse Glen and Annatie Peek.

Jan Baptist was taken captive by the French and Indians when Schenectady burned 9 Feb 1690 and after remaining with them three years effected his escape in the following manner:

On 8 Feb 1692/3, Wednesday, about 2 o'clock afternoon, we had the alarm from Schenectady, that the French and their Indians had taken the Maquas castles. Soon after we had the news that a young man named Jan Baptist Van Eps (taken at Schenectady 3 years ago) was run over from the French, as they were to attack the first castle of the Mohogs, and came to Schenectady, who related that the French were 350 Christians and 200 Indians," &c. {Colonial Documents,IV,16}.

During his captivity he acquired a knowledge of the Inidan language, and was subsequently employed as interpreter and ambassador to the Five Nations.

In 1701, the sachems say,

"Wee have a small right in the Maquase river att Canastagiowne, to witt, five small islands containing about five or six acres between Rosendael and Cornelis Tymesen's, which wee give to Jan Baptist Van Eps and Lurens Claese (Van der Volgen), the two interpretors, to be equally divided between them; Jan Baptist to have the uppermost halfe, and Lawrence the lowermost, and that in consideration because they take much pains in interpreting." {Colonial Documents,IV,906}

In 1706 Jan Baptist lived upon the east corner of State and Jay Streets, the latter being his private lane leading to his land in the rear and along Cowhorne Creek, upon which he had a corn mill situated a few rods below the present tan works. [Pearson's Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady]

    Jan Baptist Van Eps and Helena Glen had:

  1. Johannes Van Eps was born 5 May 1700
  2. Anna Van Eps was born 22 Mar 1702 and married Ahasuerus Wendel
  3. Elisabeth Van Eps was born 14 May 1704 and married Dirk Marselis
  4. Alexander Sander Van Eps was born 2 Jul 1706
  5. Maria Van Eps was born 9 Oct 1708 and married Elias Post
  6. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born 27 Sep 1713
  7. Jacobus Van Eps was born 26 Nov 1715
  8. Jacomyna Van Eps was born 29 Mar 1718 married Takel Marselis
  9. Helena Van Eps was born 28 May 1721 and married Willem Pieterse
  10. Catarina Van Eps was born 16 Nov 1723 and married Adam Van Slyck

Evert Van Eps (Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk), birth date unknown, married twice. He first married Eva Toll 8 Jul 1705 and secondly, Elisabeth du Trieux 19 Jul 1729.

    Evert Van Eps and Eva Toll had:

  1. Johannes Van Eps was born before 14 Apr 1706
  2. Lysbeth Van Eps was born by 8 Feb 1708 and married Hendrik Brouwer
  3. Johannes Van Eps was born in Albany NY before 28 Apr 1710
  4. Marytje Van Eps was born by 21 Jun 1712
  5. Neeltje Van Eps was born by 18 Dec 1714
  6. Mary Van Eps was born about 1716 and married Tobias Ryckman.
  7. Abraham Van Eps was born by 18 May 1718
  8. Abraham Van Eps was born by 2 Jan 1720
  9. Neeltje Van Eps was born by 22 Dec 1722
  10. Carel Van Eps was born by 3 Jul 1724
  11. Annatje Van Eps was born 7 Jun 1727 and married Christiaan Christiaanse
  12. Isaac Van Eps was born about 1730

Johannes Van Eps (Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born 5 May 1700. He married Neeltje Toll 28 Oct 1720. Neeltje is the daughter of Carel Hanse Toll. He lived on the north side of the Mohawk, near Hoffman's Ferry, on land received from his father-in-law, Carel Hanse Toll.

    Johannes Van Eps and Neeltje Toll had:

  1. Helena Van Eps was born by 2 Jun 1722
  2. Carel Hansen Van Eps was born by 16 Feb 1724
  3. Elisabeth Van Eps was born 10 Sep 1725 (baptised 17 Sep 1725) and married Louis Groot
  4. Eva Van Eps was born by 25 Sep 1728 and married Hendrick Wemple
  5. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born by 30 May 1731
  6. Catharina Van Eps was born by 25 Feb 1733 and married Claas Veeder
  7. Neeltje Van Eps was born by 15 Feb 1736 and married Alexander Lansing
  8. Abraham Van Eps was born by 15 Oct 1738

Alexander Sander Van Eps (Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born 2 Jul 1706. He married Neeltje Van Der Volgen 8 Mar 1731. Neeltje is the daughter of Lourens Claese Van Der Volgen. He made his will 1756, proved 3 Aug 1758, and spoke of only four children: Jan Baptist, Jacobus, Lourens, and Geertruy.

    Alexander Sander Van Eps and Neeltje Van Der Volgen had:

  1. Helena Van Eps was born by 30 Apr 1732
  2. Lourens Van Eps was born by 23 Sep 1733
  3. Helena Van Eps was born by 13 Jun 1736 and married --?-- Thomas)
  4. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born by 29 Apr 1739
  5. Jacobus Van Eps was born 28 Feb 1742.
  6. Jacobus Van Eps was born by 31 Mar 1745
  7. Lourens Van Eps was born by 1 Jan 1748
  8. Geertruy Van Eps was born by 23 Dec 1750 and married Willem Stevens

Jan Baptist Van Eps (Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born in Albany 27 Sep 1713. He married Maria du Trieux 19 Nov 1743. He was an Inidan trader and was taken prisoner in 1763 by the Ottawas on Lake Erie, but escaped and reached Detroit in safety. He was also at Oswego in 1748 in some public capacity, perhaps resident commissioner.

    Jan Baptist Van Eps and Maria du Trieux had:

  1. Helena Van Eps was born by 26 Dec 1744 and married Arent N Van Patten
  2. Catlina Van Eps was born by 13 May 1750 married Eldert Tymessen
  3. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born 2 Jun 1752 (baptised 17 Jun 1752) and died 28 Oct 1821 at 69 years of age
  4. Sarah Van Eps was born by 3 Nov 1754
  5. Isaac Van Eps was born by 10 Jul 1757
  6. Isaac Van Eps was born by 9 Sep 1759
  7. Anna Van Eps was born by 20 Sep 1761 and married Hendrick Ten Eyck

Jacobus Van Eps (Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born 26 Nov 1715. He married Catharina Veeder 18 Mar 1742/3. Catharina is the daughter of Helmigh Veeder. He was an Indian trader in 1744; in 1759, trading with the Chenussio Indians (Senecas) at Irondequoit.

    Jacobus Van Eps and Catharina Veeder had:

  1. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born by 18 Dec 1743
  2. Helmich Van Eps was born by 17 Nov 1745
  3. Lena Van Eps was born by 16 Nov 1746 and married Willem Teller
  4. Anna Van Eps was born 27 Aug 1749
  5. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born by 10 Nov 1751
  6. Margarita Van Eps was born by 3 Nov 1764

Johannes Van Eps (Evert, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born before 14 Apr 1706. He married Anna Van Vechten 29 Dec 1733, widow of Pieter Winne. In 1769, they resided in Caughnawaga.

    Johannes Van Eps and Anna Van Vechten had:
  1. Antje Van Eps was born by 5 Jan 1735
  2. Evert Van Eps was born by 28 Jan 1741

Abraham Van Eps (Evert, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 2 Jan 1720 and died by 16 May 1775. He married Susanna Glen 3 Nov 1750. He made his will 1760, proved 16 May 1775, spoke of his wife Susanna and children Maria and Effie.

    Abraham Van Eps and Susanna Glen had:

  1. Effie Van Eps was born by 9 Aug 1752
  2. Maria Van Eps
  3. Effie Van Eps was born by 24 Aug 1756
  4. Abraham Van Eps was born by 18 Mar 1759
  5. Evert Van Eps was born by 10 Jan 1762
  6. Abraham Van Eps was born 20 Sep 1764 (baptised 23 Sep 1764)
  7. Debora Van Eps was born by 10 Mar 1771

Jan Baptist Van Eps (Johannes Van Eps, Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 30 May 1731 and died by 24 Dec 1814 at 83 years of age. He married Annatje Vedder 2 May 1761. Annatje was born about 1742, the daughter of Harmanus Vedder. Jan inherited a portion of his father's property at Hoffman's Ferry' made his will 9 Sep 1809, proved 24 dec 1814, spoke of his wife Annatje, sons John, Harmanus, Albert, and Carl, and daughters Susanna De Graaf, Jannetie Veeder, Agnes Vedder, Nelly Swart and Lena Swart.

    Jan Baptist Van Eps and Annatje Vedder had:

  1. Susanna Van Eps was born by 24 Jan 1764 and married Isaac De Graaf
  2. Johannes Van Eps was born by 10 Feb 1764 and died 29 Aug 1847 at 83 years of age. He is buried at West Glenville
  3. Jannetje Van Eps was born 16 Apr 1766 (baptised 18 May 1766) Jannetje died 13 Mar 1848 at 81 years of age. She married Peter V Veeder
  4. Harmanus Van Eps was born by 14 Jan 1768
  5. Anganietje Van Eps was born by 6 Oct 1771 and married Arent Albertse Vedder
  6. Elisabeth Van Eps was born by 22 May 1774
  7. Harmanus Van Eps was born by 8 Sep 1776
  8. Helena Van Eps was born by 8 Sep 1776 and married Jeremiah B Swart
  9. Neeltie Van Eps and married --?-- Swart
  10. Maria Van Eps was born by 5 Oct 1780
  11. Carel Van Eps was born by 11 May 1783
  12. Albert Van Eps was born 18 May 1785. Albert died 17 Mar 1831 at 45 years of age and is buried near Hoffman's Ferry

Jan Baptist Van Eps (Alexander Sander, Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 29 Apr 1739. He married Jannetje Lansing 20 Dec 1760. Jannetje is the daughter of Sander Lansing. Of Glenville, Jan made his will 3 Oct 1760, proved 27 Mar 1815, spoke of sons Alexander, Gerrit, James, John and daughters Nelly and Angelica, wife of Abraham Cole.

    Jan Baptist Van Eps and Jannetje Lansing had:

  1. Alexander Van Eps was born by 28 Feb 1762
  2. Gerrit Van Eps was born 30 Jan 1764
  3. Neeltje Van Eps was born by 1 Mar 1767
  4. Engeltie Van Eps was born by 25 Jun 1769 and married Abraham Cole
  5. Jacobus Van Eps was born by 8 Oct 1772
  6. Harmanus Van Eps was born by 12 Jun 1775
  7. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born by 19 Oct 1777

Jacobus Van Eps (Alexander Sander, , Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 31 Mar 1745 and Jacobus died by 18 Feb 1822 at 76 years of age. He married Engeltje Wendel 6 Dec 1764. Engeltje is the daughter of Johannes Wendel. He lived in Swagertown, made his will 16 Jun 1820, proved 18 Feb 1822.

    Jacobus Van Eps and Engeltje Wendel:

  1. Neeltje Van Eps was born by 5 Oct 1766 and married Isaac Vedder
  2. Annatje Van Eps was born by 15 Jan 1769
  3. Alexander Van Eps was born by 9 Dec 1770
  4. Johannes Wendel Van Eps was born by 16 Oct 1774
  5. Lourens Van Eps was born by 8 Jun 1777
  6. Maria Catarina Van Eps was born by 9 May 1779

Lourens Van Eps (Alexander Sander, Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 1 Jan 1748. He married twice.
    1. Lourens Van Eps and Margarita Folmer had:

    2. Alexander Van Eps was born by 17 May 1775
    3. Neeltje Van Eps was born by 5 Oct 1777
    4. Debora Van Eps was born by 30 Apr 1780
    5. Catarina Van Eps was born 27 Oct 1782
    6. Geertruy Van Eps was born 11 May 1786
    7. Johannes Van Eps was born by 24 Sep 1791

    Jan Baptist Van Eps (Jacobus Van Eps, Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 10 Nov 1751 and died 6 Jun 1839 at 87 years of age. He married Margarita Peek daughter of Harmanus Peek, about 1773 and died 14 Sep 1820.

      Jan Baptist Van Eps and Margarita Peek had:

    1. Jacobus Johannes Van Eps was born by 24 Apr 1774
    2. Harmanus Van Eps was born by 11 Feb 1776
    3. Margarita Van Eps was born by 22 Mar 1778
    4. Johannes Peek Van Eps was born by 13 Aug 1780
    5. Jesse Van Eps was born by 25 Jan 1783 and died 28 Feb 1851 at 68 years of age
    6. Henricus Van Eps was born 29 Jun 1785
    7. Alexander Van Eps was born 14 Apr 1789
    8. Sarah Van Eps was born 19 Jun 1792 and died 31 Jul 1872 at 80 years of age. She married Jerome N Barhydt
    9. Abram Truex Van Eps was born 25 Jan 1799 and died 19 May 1833 at 34 years of age.

    Alexander Van Eps (Jan Baptist Van Eps, Alexander Sander, , Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 28 Feb 1762. He married twice. He married Jacomyntje Pootman, daughter of Teunis Pootman, 1 Nov 1788 and, about 1796, married Margarita Folmer about 1796. He resided in Charlton.

      Alexander Van Eps and Jacomyntje Pootman had:

    1. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born 2 Jan 1789
    2. Rebecca Van Eps was born 29 Jul 1792

      Alexander Van Eps and Margarita Folmer had:

    3. Alexander Van Eps was born 1 May 1797

    Gerrit Van Eps (Jan Baptist Van Eps, Alexander Sander, , Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born 30 Jan 1764 (baptised 5 Feb 1764) Gerrit died 19 May 1844 in Glenville NY, at 80 years of age. He married first to Geertruy Clute before 1785 and secondly to Sarah Henry in 1795. Sarah was baptised 2 Apr 1775, daughter of John Henry and Elisabeth Van Vorst and died 1854 at 79 years of age.

      Gerrit Van Eps and Geertruy Clute had:

    1. Susanna Van Eps was born 12 Mar 1785
    2. Gerardus Van Eps was born 23 Dec 1788

      Gerrit Van Eps and Sarah Henry had the following children:

    3. Jan Baptist Van Eps was born 18 Mar 1797, died 1867
    4. Elisabeth Van Eps was born 25 May 1801
    5. Jane Van Eps was born 4 Nov 1804, died 1872
    6. Maria Van Eps was born 30 Jan 1807
    7. James Van Eps was born 21 Jun 1809
    8. Amelia Van Eps was born 1812, died 1872

    Jacobus Van Eps (Jan Baptist Van Eps, Alexander Sander, , Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 8 Oct 1772 and died 2 Mar 1827 at 54 years of age. He married Suster Van Gyseling 26 Oct 1790. Suster was born about 1775, daughter of Pieter Van Gyseling, and died 31 Mar 1859 at 83 years of age.

      Jacobus Van Eps and Suster Van Gyseling had:

    1. Jannetje Van Eps was born 31 Mar 1791 and died 28 Jan 1856 at 64 years of age. She married James F Bratt
    2. John B Van Eps was born 18 Jul 1793
    3. Jacob Van Eps was born 11 Aug 1795 and died 29 Mar 1859 in Rotterdam
    4. Margriet Vedder Van Eps was born 11 Jun 1800
    5. Eva Van Eps was born 7 Jun 1802
    6. Cornelius Van Eps was born 20 Sep 1806
    7. James Alexander Van Eps was born 13 Sep 1808
    8. Sarah Catharine Van Eps was born 30 Dec 1817 and died 17 Jul 1818 at less than one year of age

    Alexander Van Eps (Jacobus Van Eps, Alexander Sander, , Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 9 Dec 1770. He married first, 30 Aug 1794, to Clara Van Slyck, born about 1771, daughter of Cornelis Van Slyck. Clara died 18 May 1821 at 49 years of age and he married Eve (maiden name not known), born about 1774 and died 9 Apr 1840 at 65 years of age.

      Alexander Van Eps and Clara Van Slyck:

    1. Engeltie Van Eps was born 17 Jun 1796 and died 2 Sep 1825 at 29 years of age. She married John L Van Eps.
    2. Catharina Van Eps was born 24 Oct 1799
    3. Neeltje Van Eps was born 4 Oct 1802
    4. Maria Van Eps was born 4 Oct 1802
    5. Jacobus Van Eps was born 16 Jul 1807
    6. Neeltje Van Eps was born 16 Jul 1807

    Johannes Wendel Van Eps (Jacobus Van Eps, Alexander Sander, , Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 16 Oct 1774. He married Mary Slover 26 Jul 1795.

      Johannes Wendel Van Eps and Mary Slover had:

    1. Engeltje7 Van Eps was born 29 Aug 1796
    2. Jacob Van Eps was born 17 Sep 1797
    3. Jacobus Van Eps was born 24 Jan 1799
    4. Rebecca Van Eps was born 5 Sep 1800
    5. Neeltje Van Eps was born 7 Dec 1801
    6. Daniel Van Eps was born 14 May 1803

    Lourens Van Eps (Jacobus Van Eps, Alexander Sander, , Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 8 Jun 1777. In 1800, he married Neeltje Van Slyck, daughter of Cornelis Van Slyck.

      Lourens Van Eps and Neeltje Van Slyck had:

    1. Jacobus7 Van Eps was born 8 Sep 1800
    2. Cornelius Van Eps was born 4 Mar 1803
    3. Anna Maria Van Eps was born 1 Jun 1805
    4. Peter Cornelius Van Eps was born 5 Feb 1807
    5. Robert Smith Van Eps was born 6 Oct 1811
    6. Alexander Van Eps was born 28 Feb 1814

    Jacobus Johannes Van Eps (Jan Baptist Van Eps, Jacobus Van Eps, Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born by 24 Apr 1774. He married Elisabeth Henry. Elisabeth was baptised 3 Nov 1771, daughter of John Henry and Elisabeth Van Vorst.

      Jacobus Johannes Van Eps and Elisabeth Henry had:

    1. Jannetje7 Van Eps was born 26 May 1798
    2. Henry Van Eps was born 12 Oct 1800
    3. Cornelius Van Eps was born 18 Oct 1802
    4. Harmanus Van Eps was born 4 Jul 1806
    5. Elisabeth Van Eps was born 9 Nov 1810
    6. Abraham Van Eps was born 25 Oct 1812

    Peter Cornelius Van Eps (Lourens Van Eps, Jacobus Van Eps, Alexander Sander, , Jan Baptist, Johannes Jan Dirkse, Dirk) was born 5 Feb 1807. He married Nancy Staats. Peter and Nancy are listed in 1850 Hudson Michigan with their nine children.

      Peter Cornelius Van Eps and Nancy Staats had:

    1. Cornelious Van Eps

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