Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.
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- January 18, 2020: January Anniversary: Lambert Van Valkenberg & Annetjen Jacobs, 378 Years Ago - Leaves & Branches
Lambert Jochemse Van Valkenberg 1616 Netherlands – c 1685 Albany, NY Son of Lambert Dryskens Van Valkenberg 1622 Netherlands – 17 September 1704 Albany, NY Daughter of Arnold & Elizabeth Jacobs
My 9th Great Grandparents
Married 19 January 1642, Netherlands378 Years Ago
He was 26 and she was 20 when they married.
Netherlands, Select Marriages, 1565 - 1892 digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed July 2019) Lambert Van Valkenborch.
U. S. and International Marriage Records, 1560 – 1900; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed July 2019) Van Valkenburg & Jacobs.
Hendrick Jacobs Falkenberg Anna Lambertse Van Valkenberg Sickles Rachel Lambertse Van Valkenberg Redcliff Lambert & Annetjen were the first of their families to cross the Atlantic to come to New Netherlands. He worked for the Dutch West India Company, at first in New Amsterdam [New York City] and later in Fort Orange [Albany]. Lambert was a sergeant, a law enforcement officer who kept the peace in Fort Orange and surrounding Beveryck. He also did odd jobs for the Dutch Reformed Church. Despite these two jobs his family was often the recipients of charity from the church to keep them fed and clothed.
As the generations passed this surname became Faulkenberry/Fortenberry.
I have learned many details of the life of Lambert since I uncovered my connection to him. It has been wonderful to research someone who actually lived in my area. Usually my research is done long distance.
"Our Brown Roots' [in progress] will detail this family & provide sources for the information.
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